Saturday, April 12, 2014

K ~ Kapp

The kapp, a head covering, (pronounced cop) was an extremely important part of an Amish woman's wardrobe.

We honestly believed God would not hear any prayers a woman prays if she isn't wearing a kapp. In addition to the importance of wearing it while we prayed, it was also a symbol of our submission to either our husband, or father, which ever male figure was the head of the household.

Different communities have different rules of how the covering is to be made, but the purpose of wearing them remains the same.


  1. Thank you for teaching me about the Amish culture. Now I know what a Kapp is. I enjoy reading your information and your blog page is beautiful.

  2. Although I'm not Amish, I wear a head covering for much the same reasons and also out of obedience to scripture. (1Cor. 11:1-16)

  3. Oh how sad to be in fear that God doesn't hear prayers because something is not tied onto your head! But the Amish are not the only ones to believe in rituals.

  4. I know of the scripture in 1 Cor. Chap 11, which speaks of head coverings. I was wondering since you no longer wear your Knapp, what do you believe those scriptures mean for women today. I was just wondering if you don't mind sharing......its a subject that has been a question for cover or no! Blessings friend

  5. I didn't grow up going to a church that practiced the wearing of a head covering. But when I was reading that passage in Corinthians 11 it became clear to me that the Bible was talking about two separate head coverings, the one being long hair of course. I prefer to keep one on most of the time because the Bible also teaches us to pray without ceasing and it is considered a prayer covering.

  6. I didn't realize that the Kapp was a symbol of submission. And I also agree that it saddens me to think of women believing God won't hear their prayers if they aren't wearing it.


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