Photo of "Hot Kippah" from vanitykippah reads, "Don't you wish your kippa was hot like mine?"
Meanwhile, somewhere else in New York...
"‘Green’ Kippah Grows in Brooklyn"
By Lana Gersten, of the Jewish Daily Forward.com
For Jews, the environment has always been a central concern. In the age of eco-conscious living, the issue has become increasingly visible. Members of the tribe may soon have another way of displaying their values, courtesy of Brooklyn-based artist Miki Katagiri, creator of a prototype for a “green” yarmulke nicknamed the “yarmulchia” for its close resemblance to the Chia Pet.
Though the prototype is made of felt and plastic, the yarmulchia is meant to be a symbol for Jews who want to reduce their carbon footprint. Katagiri originally made the head covering as environmental art and had not intended to design a yarmulke. But when she was spotted sporting one at a gallery opening in New York City’s Greenwich Village earlier this summer, a passerby suggested that her head covering could be made into a yarmulke. Out of that encounter grew the yarmulchia.
Katagiri said the yarmulchia, currently not available in stores, could be made to order.
For more information, e-mail Katagiri at firstname.lastname@example.org.