A Kippah is a traditional and religious cap worn by Jews. The word Kippah is a Hebrew term that means skullcap. It is also known as a yarmulke. Jewish people in Israel and around the world wear the kippa with a lot of pride. This brimless cap is worn not just for customary and religious occasions but as symbol of national pride. If you need to get your own yarmulke, then you are at the right place. We design and produce high quality kippas for all kinds of occasions. We also custom design kippahs for our customers.
Do you have a religious event coming up? Then now is the best time to get yourself a new kippah. If you need a custom kippa such as bar mitzvah kippahs, then let us know and we will design one for you. We can guarantee you an excellent kippa that fits nicely and suits any occasion or event. Are you having a difficult time finding a good yamaka for an upcoming wedding or other Jewish religious or customary event? Then you should let us know because we can design and produce a custom kippa just for you. Check out www.picakippa.com and see how we can help.
Perhaps you just want an ordinary kippa for everyday wear. Simply take a look at out our website and see the variety we have in store. You will find plenty of yamakas for everyday wear and for traditional events. You will also find excellent ones for going to the synagogue. We trust you will love the wide variety of Jewish kippas we have on our site. You can also show support for Israeli soldiers and other members of the IDF. We donate 10% of each kippa to The Lone Soldier Center in honor of their great service to the Jewish nation.
You can buy a kippah online and wear it proudly wherever you go. You can also get a custom one for special occasions such as bar mitzvahs and weddings. Once you purchase kippas on our site, we will ship them out so they get to you as soon as possible.
The fabric and color of the kippa is usually a sign of adherence to a specific religious movement. Knit kippahs, known as ‘kippot serugot (crocheted)’, are usually worn by Religious Zionists (usually in Israel), while Modern Orthodox in American tend to wear suede or leather kippas.
Members of most Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) groups tend to wear black velvet yamakas or cloth yamakas. In general, the larger the kippa, the more ‘religious’ the wearer tends to be, though that is not as simple as it sounds. On the other hand, the smaller the kippah, the more modern and ‘liberal’ the kippa-wearer tends to be.
During the Middle Ages, the kippas Jews would wear was the ‘Jewish Hat’, which was a hat with a brim and a central point. Used originally by Jews to make themselves stand out, it was later made a requirement in some places by Christian authorities as a way of discriminating against Jews. In the United States of the 1800s, rabbis often wore a scholar's cap (similar to a beret, like a large saucer-shaped caps of cloth). Other Jews of this era wore black pillbox-shaped yamakas.
More recently, kippot have cartoon characters, sports teams or logos on one quarter of the kippah. Pic-A-Kippa is the first kippa company in the world to create full-image kippas, where the image is printed over the entire kippah, so they are truly personalized kippahs.
Millenials are obsessed with pictures. Taking them, posting them, 'liking' them, 'sharing' them and 'filtering' them. With the rise of social media as unarguably one of the most dominant forces of culture today, pictures have taken on new prominence in society. Sure you can post a written status to Facebook or Twitter, but the old adage of 'a picture tells a thousand words' has never been more true. The extreme popularity of Instagram best personifies this.
So what does this all have to do with kippahs? More than you might think. With pictures becoming more and more important, so does the demand of customized products. People today want to be able to put personalized images onto anything, from laptop covers to sweatshirts. There are many such sites that enable consumers to do just that. Anyone can go onto these sites, upload a picture and customize essentially anything.
One of the few areas that hasn't yet adapted to this new reality is the Judaica market, and specifically the kippa market. While custom kippahs with designs on them have always been around, there always were limitations. Because kippahs are made in quarters, uncreative kippa manufacturers stuck to putting an image onto one quarter of the kippah, necessitating a small and frankly boring image. Alternatively, an image would be designed across the top of the kippa, but it would be a design that didn't need to flow perfectly. Meaning the quarters didn't need to be exactly positioned, since it wasn't one, real picture.
Then Pic-A-Kippa came along and revolutionized the entire custom Kippah market. For the first time, pictures could be printed across all four quarters of the kippa. Stunning, clear photos could be displayed in a full size way, creating a truly personalized kippah. Design your custom kippa today at www.PicAKippa.com and join the Kippa Revolution.