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What is the reason why wool talis katanim have black lines on them? Why don't talis katanim of other materials have them also?

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Analogue for talis gadol. –  msh210 Nov 25 '13 at 14:08
    
Why would wool being its material make any difference in this regard? –  Adam Mosheh Nov 27 '13 at 3:14
    
That's already being asked in this post –  Dude Nov 27 '13 at 13:13
    
@user4537, I suspect that this is because they are made of wool, although the one I am wearing right now actually has white stripes. The Rama and the Beit Yosef also bring that wool is preferable for the beged of the the tallit katan, whereas the Gr"a brings that cotton is acceptable. Perhaps in deference to the opinions in Shulchan Aruch, we denote wool with stripes, as found on a tallit gadol; whereas we leave other materials without to show which is which. –  Noach mi Frankfurt Feb 11 at 22:10

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