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  • #594100


    How is a shpitzel different than a tichel?

  • #727070


    You don’t expect anyone in this CR to know that, do you?

  • #727071

    Brooklyn Yenta

    a tichel is just a kercheif. a shpitzel is a whole contraption.

  • #727072


    I think a shpitzel is used if your of the Hasidim variation. It kind of looks like a dinner tablecloth wrapped on your head.

    The other one goes on top of the wig or in place of it.

    I think I have no idea what I am talking about. Im going to sleep.

  • #727073


    a tichel is like a kerchief, just something to cover your head most litvish/yeshivish women wear one of some sort, however a shpitzel is worn only by chassidish or maybe yerushalmi women, it is a peice of shaitel that sticks out in the front from under a tichel so that it could look like there is some hair going on there…. looks as if she is wearing a full shaitel, but the hair is really only in the front like by the bangs area… hope this helps!!!

  • #727074


    I think the biggest difference is who it is worn by. They are essentially both replacing a shaitel.


  • #727075


    a shpitzel is either with a tichel or with a hat the main thing is that the bangs in the front aren’t hair its silk

  • #727076


    i think the shpitzel has a bunch of puffy filler in it too

  • #727077


    what are u ppl talking about, isn’t a shpitzel the turban like thing? made outta towel type cloth?

    I went to visit someone once in sea gate, at the kimpenturen place, which had 99 percent chassidish ppl, and 4 litvish ladies ( one of them my sis) anyway everyone there had turbans, and they also had them matching their kids, if they had a girl they wore a pink turban, if a boy it was blue! lol it was funny, and we were the entertainment

  • #727078


    very cute

    turbans are not shpitzels….and im not chasidish

  • #727079

    not I

    Shpitzels are a way of having a second head covering. Shpitzel by definition is actually the thing that goes under the scarf.

    Someone mentioned a scarf with hair in the front. That is actually called a “fr-o-nt” must be said with the willi accent. I have a few friends who wear shpitzlech..

    We often had conversations about them being more of an eye-sore than a tzniusdik head covering..

  • #727080


    iwas in willy on sunday and noticed more of the younger married ladies wearing full shaitels rather than the shpitzels.

    looks more attractive in my opinion

  • #727081


    crdle, no… those ladies in Seagate were wearing is only for inside the house, and its called a turban. Its not for going on the street with.

    A shpitzel is not the scarf part of the wrapping on a chassidish lady..its the front part that looks like hair color.

    First you put a shpitzel, which is usually the color of what your hair color was, brownish, or dirty blondish or dark dark brown. Usually made very talented and specially by a shpitzelmacher out of real silk threads. From far it looks like a front tucked in neatly. Or if you’re even more frum and machmir you don’t wear from thread like material, but its just rather a brown cloth that from far gives the look of a front.

    Then on top of the shpitzel goes the pretty silk scarf delicately and neatly folded and pinned up. There are different ways of tying it.

    They cost about $140 and the silk scarf can cost around $260

    After a few years you have to replace the shpitzel as it gets old and used looking.

  • #727082


    smartcookie, I thought u would know

  • #727083


    Isn’t it more pointy?

  • #727084


    Oh- sorry, I always thought that was a shpitzel!

    Oh well, I guess you learn something new every day in the coffee room!

  • #727085


    a shpitzl is a sponge covered with threads worn at the front of the head – top of forehead, with a tichel or hat on top of it covering the rest of the head. An easy to picture description of it would be a frankfurter. (yes it does resemble a frank, especially the ones worn with a sock on top of it)

  • #727086


    “i was in willy ..and noticed more of the .. ladies wearing full shaitels “

    That’s the new face of Willy, and most likley on the outer edges. In the heartland (Ross, Hooper, Marcy, ect) you still see a fair ammount of Shpitzels, with braided double pony tailed daughers in tow

    (yes, I know they’re called p-tails…Sorry.. I hate using the p word)

  • #727087


    Poster- sorry. I’m very Chassidish but far from a Shpitzel.

    Being Chassidish has zero to do with a Shpitzel. A Shpitzel is a sign of extreme Frumkeit.

  • #727088


    a shpitzel, the real reason the woman wear it is because they dont want to wear wigs and a shpitzel is only a fancy tichel not turban.

  • #727089


    smartcookie, you dont have to wear a shpitzel to know what its about.

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