This is the "alloussi" (skullcap of Maronite rite clergy from Lebanon) made of felt with woolen pompom.
Photo courtesy of Dieter who is a German with the world's largest private collection of clerical hats - a truly amazing collection.
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N.B. Alloussi in Arabic is : قللوسي
is it in English, too?ReplyDelete
First edition is German.ReplyDelete
What cool hats!ReplyDelete
There's a Maronite church here in my Upstate New York hometown...for some odd reason, the church is named for St. Aloysius Gonzaga, a Latin Rite Saint! But it's really beautiful inside-very Eastern!
Hi, I just stumbled upon your blog; nice photos, keep up the good work.ReplyDelete
I am a deacon in the Orthodox Church (Patriarchate of Antioch, Archdiocese of North America), and I found this post regarding Maronite clergy headwear interesting. In the Orthodox Church, many of our clergy also wear the aloussi, but ours take a different form than the Maronites version: