A brimless Russian hat of fur or sheepskin.
- People roamed the city, adorned in wool overcoats and shapkas ranging in color from brown to black.
- Fur shapkas, the classic winter headgear, cost from $15 for lowly rabbit to over $200 for fox.
- The oddest thing about the shapkas is that I have never seen one with the ear flaps down.
1940s: Russian, literally 'hat'.
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