An Uzbek man wearing a doppi or tyubeteika
An Uzbek man wearing a doppi (called tyubeteika in Russian)

The doppa (Uyghur: دوپپا) or doppi[1] (Uzbek: doʻppi / дўппи / دوپپا; Tajik: тоқӣ) is a square or round skullcap originating in Central Asia, worn by Uyghurs, Uzbeks, Kazan Tatars, and Tajiks.[2]

The doppa is a specific type of hat within the Tubeteika category.

The doppa is derived from the Khwarazmians, more pointed, and an ancestral cap, which can be seen in some of the portraits of Jalaleddin Mingburnu.[citation needed]

Differences between the Uyghur doppas and Uzbek doppis can be observed from their shape, method of making, and colour. Uyghur doppas are round, whereas Uzbek doppis are square with pointy edges. Uyghur doppas are relatively softer, while Uzbek doppis are slightly harder and set into shape with mold.

See also

Various types of traditional Uzbek doʻppis known as Shahrisabz doʻppi (first and second rows), Surxon doʻppi (top three in the third row), and Chust doʻppi (last row)


  1. ^ Nabidjanova, Nargiza (March 2022). "Men's" Ilma" Chust Doppi Production Study" (PDF). Academicia Globe: Inderscience Research. 3: 3. ISSN 2776-1010. Retrieved 26 November 2023.
  2. ^ Khan, Aina J. (2021-11-17). "An Australian's Search for Belonging Led to the Silk Road and a Famed Hat". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2023-09-07.