The history of skufia (also known as skoufos, Greek σκούφος) can be traced back to Greece. Greek priests and monks wore small soft-sided brimless caps, the edges of which formed the sign of the cross. As a rule, these caps were black or purple.
Russian tsars and nobility wore similar round caps. Until the end of the 17th century a skufia was considered to be an essential element of clerical clothing: taking a skufia off a priest's or a deacon's head was tantamount to defrocking him.
Currently, a skufia is worn by the clergy and the monastics on a daily basis. It is usually made of black, grey or beige linen, viscose, wool, cashmere or polyester. A purple or burgundy velvet skufia is a mark of honor reserved for the most distinguished clerics.
We offer Greek and Russian skufias. Thanks to our wide selection of fabrics, the sisters who work in our sewing workshops will be able to make a skufia for you based on your preferences.
Please note that the final prices of the items in our catalogue may be different from the quoted ones, depending on your location and method of delivery. We will contact you after you place an order confirming your order and specifying its final cost.