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Stripes on Tallis states that the Pri Megadim stated that the custom was to use blue in his tim (mid to late 1700's). Apparently both customs were extant long before. I saw an article that Yigal Yadin found stripes on taleisim (like today) at Matzada but I lost the reference and do not recall if he mentioned the colors. Peri Megadim (Eshel Avraham 9:6) ...
The main difference between the two is size. The Rashab Tallis is significantly wider. Ben's Tallit shop says it is the widest that he sells ("even wider than a size 90 Yemenite Tallit"). It is therefore significantly more expensive because it has the extra material. It is a recent thing to have such variations marketed at all. There are slight variations ...
The Minhag of my family going back more than 100 years is indeed to use a Tallit. I don't know the source, but we come back from Shklov in Lita.
i asked Rav Avraham Osdoba he told me he does not see why not, so yes it is permitted
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