Etno`CONCEPT | Do'ppi
Certainly not less than half of the people on the streets of the old Uzbek cities of Samarkand and Bukhara wear Do'ppi (duppi) also known as tuhbetehkah in Russian - dark green or black skullcaps, made of solid fabric, cardboard padded, quilted by hand. It is a favorite headdress of a number of the Turkic people, which appeared in Central Asia together with Islam, which forbids the believer to go out with their head uncovered. Do'ppi can be round like a nomad yurt, or square. The Uzbeks’ love of angular forms they explain simply: so it is easier to fold and shove it into the pocket when entering premises.