A kolpik is a type of traditional headgear worn in families of some Chassidic Rebbes (Hasidic rabbis), by unmarried children on Shabbat, and by some Rebbes on special occasions. It is made from brown fur, as opposed to a spodik, worn by Polish chassidic dynasties, which is fashioned out of black fur.
The word originated from a Turkic word for this kind of hats, qalpaq.
- Israel, Yosef (2005). Rescuing the Rebbe of Belz: Belzer Chassidus : History, Rescue. Mesorah Publications. p. 42. ISBN 1578190592. http://books.google.com/books?id=BSrcTG_xMxIC&pg=PA42&dq=Kolpik+-wikipedia&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&sig=ODWAjHfIecrkZD6xOYXqPHINSnQ.
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