For many traditional tallit buyers, the various types of black-striped talleisim appear quite similar. To help our customers choose the right traditional wool tallit, here is a brief comparison.
Traditional Black-Striped Tallit Comparison Guide
Traditional Black-Striped Wool Tallit - The time-tested traditional wool tallit design with black striping and satiny white stripes to accent between the black stripes. Satiny design on the corner reinforcements. Made by Talitania.
Keter Black-Striped Traditional Wool Tallit - Same as the Traditional Black-Striped Wool Tallit, but without white pinstripes and without a design on the corner squares. Made by Talitania.
Black-Gold / Black-Silver Prima A.A. - Same as the Traditional Black-Striped Wool Tallit, but with the Tzitzit Blessing on the atara (neck band) Made by Mishkan Hatchelet.
Prima A.A. - Top quality weave. Comes with a standard white atara. To add a different atara, go to the Tallit Atara page.
Prima Lite - Similar to the Prima A.A. but 30% lighter. Light on your shoulders, folds compact, and narrower, meaning less tallit fabric bunched up on your shoulders.
Tashbetz - Box weave that resists slipping. Made by Mishkan Hatchelet. Box weave slightly more pronounced than the David Tashbetz.
David Tashbetz - Box weave designed to reduce slipping. Made by Talitania. Slightly lighter than the Tashbetz.
Hamefoar - Luxurious textured weave that also resists slipping, but smoother than the Tashbetz. Made by Mishkan Hatchelet.
Malchut - A popular, lightweight tallit with supple, textured weave that reduces slipping. Made by Talitania.
Hamefoar Prestige - Similar fabric, but slightly heavier than Hamefoar. Comes with lining and side bands which, combined with the slightly heavier fabric, lend Hamefoar Prestige a heftier feel and a very distinguished look. Striping pattern is more solid and thicker. Features unique interlaced fringes.
Kmo Turkish - Same as Hamefoar Prestige, but with a smooth weave. Listed on our Chassidic Tallis page.
Shachar Nonslip - New tallit made by Mishkan Hatchelet. Unique weaving pattern and interlaced fringes.
Vasikin Midnight Blue Nonslip - Same as the Shachar, but instead of black striping, the Vasikin Midnight Blue has super-dark navy striping.
Carmel - Black striping with silver pinstripes. Designed to look like a luxurious hand-woven tallit at a fraction of the cost. Listed in Modern Tallit category on this page.