November 25, 2011

November 23, 2011

The Jewish White Hat

After my research white hats were worn by Moroccan rabbis (dynasty of Abuchatzeiras; Baba Sali and his issue).

November 14, 2011

The Chinese Jijin - 祭巾 (Tsikin, Tsikim, Tsi-kim), Part II

Some more pictures of the Chinese Jijin - 祭巾 (Tsikin, Tsikim, Tsi-kim)
Main article, see here

November 09, 2011

The Kalansowa (قلنسوة), Headgear of the Coptic Orthodox Monks

Kalansoah [Qalansuwah, Kalansowa, Kalansawa]
worn by Coptic Orthodox monks

The 12 crosses symbolize the 12 apostles. They should protect the wearer from evil thoughts and keep him clean. The seam on the top reminds the monks of St Anthony the Great, who always resisted the temptations, persecutions and plagues of the demons. The demons tore on his hood and damaged it. St Anthony then sewed it back together and a seam became visible. The monks in their ascetic life should never lose their courage and nerve, and in spite of all temptations, continue to fight unwaveringly for the faith.

Film about the Kalansowa in German Language

November 04, 2011

The Coptic Emma - عمة

His Holiness, Pope Shenouda III

S.E. The Coptic Bishop Anba Gabriel wearing a Emma - عمة

S.E. The Coptic Bishop Anba Damian of the Coptic Monastry Höxter-Brenkhausen
wearing a Emma - عمة

Emma - عمة

Emma - عمة in white

Emma - عمة in white

Emma - عمة in white

The black Emma is worn together with the cassock; the white one only during high ceremonies.

November 03, 2011

Three Protestant Mitres

Have a look at the following 3 mitres which were used in the Protestant Kloster Loccum.

Mitre of th 18th century

Mitre used around 1900 ornamented with Luther roses

Mitre of 1963 (800 years Kloster Loccum)
worn stilltoday by the abbot of the abbey

Horst Hirschler, Abbot of Kloster Loccum
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