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Ceil
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Posted - 02/11/2013 :  3:04:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
...what's it made of?

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324880504578297543433266804.html?mod=WSJ_hps_LEFTTopStories#slide/6

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Posted - 02/11/2013 :  7:19:29 PM  Show Profile Send NastiJ a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The zucchetto (Italian: "small gourd") is a small, hemispherical, form-fitting ecclesiastical skullcap, worn by clerics of the Roman Catholic Church [cardinals wear scarlet ones - Wolsey in "the Tudors" always wore his; the pope's is white].

In the Catholic tradition, the zucchetto is most commonly made of silk or polyester fabric. The design utilises eight triangular panels that are joined to form a hemispherical skullcap. Jutting from the centre of the zucchetto at the top is the "stem", known as stirpis or stirpes. It is made of a twisted loop of silk cord and is meant to make the handling of the zucchetto easier. The stirpes is the primary visual distinction between the zucchetto and the Jewish kippah.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zucchetto

Nancy J.

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