The Turban is the classic Male headdress of India, especially in Rajasthan, where they function as identity codes.
You just have to know how to read them.
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The people of Rajasthan like to be adorned with all the colors of the rainbow and those of the imagination; All these are created by expert hands of weavers and embroiderers. The Tyrbantes are no exception. It is said that the style and colors change every nineteen kilometers: a new model for each community and for each occasion.
At least a thousand different forms and types of turbans have been cataloged, each of which denotes the class, caste, profession and region of the owner (whose identity is specified by the whiskers, also subject to rigid rules). It is inevitable to be fascinated. So at least Aldous Huxley must have felt while writing All the world is people. jesting pilate: Journal of a traveler around the world (chronicle of a trip made in June 1925): "Near Jaipur the turbans started being small and mostly white, then they got bigger and bigger and bigger reds, until at a certain moment, which marked the climax, these, reaching a kind of grandiloquent apogee, looked like enormous muslin balloons of carmine color.
It is enough to cross Rajasthan to understand that the turban is not just a headdress that protects the wearer from the sun. Appearing in public without him is a sign of bad education. The form is not the only code to be deciphered by the traveller, the Indians pay attention to the choice of colors. For example, whether it is the classic pasari, 25 meters long and 20 centimeters wide, or the most common safa, about 10 meters long and 1.5 meters wide, the dark blue, the brown and the persimmons represent mourning in the family; while the bright tones or the chunri motif, with quntitos, indicate that a marriage has been celebrated or that there has been a marriage or that there has been a birth in the family.
Each caste and each village has its own dyes, but in general the whites and reds, called falguniya, are tied to spring, while the lahariya are so called by the dyeing and rolling process, which creates stylized waves reminiscent of water they are worn at the time of a single tone, while the elites use polychrome fabrics, decorated with the stamping technique. What are the most classic colors? They never change: bright red, bright yellow, bright green and bright orange, intertwined, if possible, with gold and silver threads. Visit Rajasthan by Famous luxury trains are:
It is called pencha, sela, pachrangi (with five different colors) or jari (silk), this fashion is an art. Each region of Rajasthan feels orgulose from its turban. In Jodhpur, they boast of their safe, rounded; in Jaipur they take pride in their more angular pay, while in Udaipur they wear flat models. In the court of the maharajas worked true specialists, the pagriband, dedicated to 'wrap' with care and originality the powerful real heads. Even today, despite the pride of the Rajasthani for their ability to put on the turban, many stores have a 'cloth hairdresser'