A Dhaka topi (Nepali: ढाका टोपी ) or Nepali topi (Nepali: नेपाली टोपी) is a type of hat, popular in Nepal. The hat is made of a fabric called dhaka, which is also used for a type of blouse, a dhaka-ko-cholo. The word topi means "hat" in the Nepali as well as Maithali language. Men wear a long kurta dawra suruyal and patuka instead of a belt. It is worn by many Terai, hill and himalayan communities. Dhaka topis are also given away as gifts during Dashain, Tihar and Chhath festivals.
The Dhaka topi is so called because the design of the print can be traced to a traditional weaving and design style originating in Dhaka—Capital City of Bangladesh. This is evident when comparing Nepali Dhaka topi designs by hand made machine .
Topis are generally manufactured in Palpa and in the Eastern Region of Nepal mainly Bhojpur. They are made in hand looms set in Nepali homes.
One can get Dhaka topis in a range of prices. At 2014 prices, it can cost anywhere from NPR 300 to 3000. Custom designed Dhaka topis cost a lot more.
Two Nepalese men, one wearing a Bhaad-gaaule topi, and the other wearing the Dhaka topi
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