Monday, January 11, 2021

kufi Cap

kufi Cap   

A kufi cap is a brimless, short, and rounded cap worn by men in many populations in North Africa, East Africa, Western Africa and South Asia. It is also worn by men throughout the African diaspora. It is also commonly called a "topi" or "tupi" in the Indian subcontinent.

In West Africa, a kufi cap is the traditional hat for men, and is part of the national costume of most of the countries in the region. Many grandfathers and other older men wear a kufi every day to symbolize their status as wise elders, religious people, or family patriarchs.

Crown style kufis are the traditional hat worn with formal West African attire. A formal dashiki suit will always include a crown style kufi, while the knitted style is most appropriate for non-formal occasions. Other caps worn with the dashiki, Senegalese kaftan, and grand boubou.

Traditionally, when worn by men, the kufi is a sign of peace, mourning, renewal or protection of the mind.







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