Turkey is a country well-known for its Turkish Kufis. All the way back to when the red fez was a part of the Nation dress. Head coverings have remained a part of Turkish religious and cultural lifestyles. At TheKufi™, Turkey is one the main sources for the kufis we offer. We’ll take a look at 5 of our most popular kufi hats and caps, such as the following:
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One of our most popular caps comes from our Top 5 Turkish Kufis collection. These Machine-knit Turkish caps are thin and simple but elegant enough to dress up with. In Turkey, these caps are called a “takke” which may be derived from the Arabic word “taqiya (cap).” The “open-work” term means that it has a design pattern that leaves openings for air to flow.
These Turkish Kufis are made on a very detailed knitting machine with an acrylic yarn that has a cotton-feel to it. Making them from acrylic keeps them from becoming too wrinkly or shrinking. Mercan and Ales are the main brands we offer at TheKufi™ for Turkish Kufis. They come in 9 different colors. These are light enough to fold and put in your pocket. It’s always good to have a kufi hat handy when going to the masjid. At TheKufi™ we have a wide variety of machine-knit Turkish caps to choose from.
The Flat-top Fabric Turkish Kufi can be considered the simplest cap we sell. It is very versatile and also folds to fit in your pocket for when you’re on the go. It is favorited by Muslim and non-Muslims alike. Many customers have informed us that they purchase this kufi cap to cover their heads during evasive treatments that cause hair-loss. They are also popular to wear just as a head-cover for cooking or working. This kufi cap has simple straight stitching on the sidewalls and top and is double layered for durability. The material is a durable cotton-rayon mix that does not wrinkle much and is easy to care for It can be thrown in the washing machine and hung to dry. Being that this is a fitted-kufi cap, that will not stretch, you should measure the circumference of your head to make sure you choose the correct size. This is a handcrafted kufi from start to finish.
The 3rd kufi in our Top 5 Turkish Kufis colletion is often worn by older people in Turkey. They can be seen wearing them in rural areas and while going to the masjids. They come in handy in the fall and winter months to keep your head warm. At the same time, they are perfect prayer caps. They are made with synthetic yarn nowadays whereas they were traditionally made with spun sheep’s wool. In Turkey, this warm cap may be called a “shapka” or just a “takke” like the other Turkish Kufis. These winter Kufi hats are easy to care for since they won’t shrink like the original wool versions.
Like the Turkish Kufis above, these are also favorited by the elderly in Turkey. These warm zigzag beanie kufis are also popular and worn by Muslim men of all ages in other countries such as the US, Senegal and The Gambia. Although originally made of wool yarn, they are now made with synthetic yarn that keeps the head warm. The double layer bottom allows you to pull them down over your ears when needed.
When you go to the large mosques in Turkey you will see many people wearing these smooth textured velvet kufis. It is made with an elegant smooth material but is still comfortable for everyday use. The velvet has a line-diamond texture design that’s easy to see up-close and feel. Available in several colors and sizes, this kufi is lined with a moisture-absorbing fabric as well. It is sewn together by hand with precision to maintain accurate sizing. This Turkish kufi hat should be dry-cleaned to keep it looking crisp.
These top-selling Turkish Kufis offer styles for everyone to choose from. If you need to add to your Islamic wardrobe or find a matching kufi for your special occasion, you should consider one of these five Turkish Kufis.