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Understanding turbans
October 8, 2001 11:53 AM   Subscribe

Understanding turbans An illustrated guide to telling people who wear things on their heads apart.
posted by RoyalJack (12 comments total)

 
The desert person turban is pretty slick.
posted by gleemax at 12:03 PM on October 8, 2001


can you maybe slow down on the front page links, royaljack?

no offense intended
posted by Kafkaesque at 12:13 PM on October 8, 2001


check out the sahawaris, they are desert dwelling muslims who have been living in refugee camps for the past 25 years. they have never resorted to terrorism, unlike some world super-powers!
posted by asok at 12:14 PM on October 8, 2001


Kafka: Accidentally posted a dupe of the Burger King thread that I knew would eventually be deleted. Posted this because I found it and it seemed very relevant to people who just don't get the difference between different turbans/cultures/religions.

But thanks for the tip.
posted by RoyalJack at 12:28 PM on October 8, 2001


Very cool link. This info might have saved that Sikh from getting killed in the week after the WTC.
posted by jpoulos at 12:30 PM on October 8, 2001


No problem, palomino.

Sorry if I was snarky.

hug?
posted by Kafkaesque at 12:34 PM on October 8, 2001


hug?

No. We can't. But it's okay in theory.
posted by RoyalJack at 12:54 PM on October 8, 2001


Great link RoyalJack. Does anyone know the name of the cap Muslim men wear, sort of a brimless hat, looks woven, worn during prayers? I've alway wondered about it and its significance.
posted by gazingus at 1:13 PM on October 8, 2001


Great link RoyalJack. Does anyone know the name of the cap Muslim men wear, sort of a brimless hat, looks woven, worn during prayers? I've alway wondered about it and its significance.

I'm not too sure what the name of it is, but I do know it's the more common/casual one that I see not only on Muslim men BUT also on Jewish men who don't want to wear the sometimes clumsy yalmuke (ie: skull cap).

For info on how visiting women should dress in Muslim lands, check this out.
posted by RoyalJack at 1:29 PM on October 8, 2001


In Bangladesh we call it a tupee (pronounced toup-pee I suppose).

Female guidlines can be summarised as follows:

In front of non-muslims/guys of all types: No figure-hugging clothes ie tight jeans, no skin displayed from neck to feet, hands ok, cover the hair, so you can just wear a skirt with a non-tight top and a headscarf, although I reckon hijabs look funkier.. Iran is a bit stricter with a bourka/chador being required, but its a beautiful country so its worth the effort (or so I've been told).

Guys: Cover nasal to knees, so long shorts and t shirt are ok just about anywhere in the Islamic world..

That guide is quite good for general dressing, just think modest and you'll do fine..
posted by Mossy at 3:42 PM on October 8, 2001


this is an excellent link. very informative. now when i see someone wearing one of these headwraps i'll know what they represent.

in the US where do you buy the cloth for these things? anyone know of a link that shows you how to wrap these?
posted by suprfli at 5:35 PM on October 8, 2001


Cool Link. Here's some historical turbans, how to wrap an Afghani turban, and how to wrap the perfect Sikh turban
posted by redhead at 8:32 PM on October 8, 2001


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