A ceremonial scarf worn by Anglican ministers is also sometimes called a tippet. The tippet is worn with choir dress
and hangs straight down at the front. Ordained clergy wear a black tippet, while licensed readers wear a blue one. It is often simply referred to as a black scarf
, or blue scarf
. The tippet is different from the stole
, which although often worn like a scarf is a liturgical vestment.
Tippet may also refer to the part of the leader that a fishing fly is tied to.
It may also refer to a bird's or other animal's ruff (colorful feathers or neck hair).
of Anglican priest in choir habit
cassock, surplice, academic hood
and tippet --
taken by Gareth
Hughes on 21 October 2005.