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The only tallit I know of that has an all wool atara is the Beit Yosef Tallit, which is marketed for Sephardim. Is there a specific source for this or is it simply being machmir to wear an all-wool tallit?

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The Aruch HaShulchan - Siman 8 Seif 10 - who to my knowledge was not a Sefardi - writes:

וכן נכון לעשות שלא יהיה בהטלית רק צמר
And so it is correct to do: to make the tallit only out of wool.

It is interesting that Ashkenazim do not seem to be particular about this, yet Sefardim are!

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Because Ashkanazim have whom to rely on http://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=922&st=&pgnum=96 . Also ,I have not seen A sefardi Jew who has a silver atara prob for the same reason.

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