Nepali Cap / Topi is a type of hat, popular among hill-dwelling Nepalis and Indian Gorkha men. It became popular during the reign of King Mahendra of Nepal, who ruled between 1955 and 1972.
There are two types of Nepali Topi- Bhaadgaule Topi and Dhaka Topi.
Bhaadgaule Topi is a traditional Nepali Black Cap, traditionally popular in Nepali Newar Community. However, in recent years, this black cap is used by Nepalese men to wear in traditional events like wedding, bratabanda,etc, making it a symbol of Nepali national wear along with daura surwal.
Dhaka Topi is made of a fabric and pattern called dhaka, which is also used for a type of blouse, a dhaka-ko-cholo!
Thess topis are beautifully handmade in Nepal.