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Hat with circular top and nearly vertical sides. Off-white with embroidered floral and geometric pattern in green on the top and around the sides. Mesh-like off-white embroidery around the top of the sides.

History Of Use

The kufi—also known as a taqiyah or koofiyad—is a brimless cap typically worn by West African Muslim men. It has been worn for centuries and is considered to be part of following the Sunnah (teachings) of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad. Usually worn in observance of the five daily Islamic prayers, it is typically accompanied by an agbádá (a flowing, wide-sleeved robe). Despite its association with Islam, the kufi is now worn by Africans of various faiths and has become part of traditional West African dress.

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