So you’ve decided on a tallit, but what about a tallit bag? Do you really need one? How much should you spend? Does it have to match the tallit? What about custom letter embroidery?
Dark velvet tallit bags are the old standby option. If you buy a traditional wool tallit, you don’t have to have a matching bag per se. Keep in mind that with velvet tallit bags, you get what you pay for. Bags under $20 will do the job, but tallit bags with high quality velvet, typically $20-$40, look and feel nicer.
Recently we received an inquiry from someone by the name of Donnovan with a series of questions about tallit bags. We’re copying the questions and answers here for all of you with similar questions.
Can you buy the plastic bag cover by itself? Yes. You can find it here.
Do you need to buy a bag if you want to get a plastic tote? Sounds a bit odd to me to use just the plastic, but you’re free to do as you please.
I like your wool bags, but everyone seems to have velvet bags. The wool bags are not great quality, are not very roomy and don’t have a zipper. You’re right, everybody does seem to have a velvet bag. If you want something lighter in color, linen bags seem to be gaining popularity lately.
Does everyone have a bag for their tallit? Just about everybody. It gives honor to a mitzvah object.