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Written by Reeba
(11/27/2006 2:07 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Turban vs. cap, penned by Joan Ellen
The word 'cap' must have been used for want of a better 'English' word which would describe it exactly.
'Turban' is normally wound around the head, while a 'cap' is put on and taken off, which one can do with a turban as well, as Mandy has described.
Mamaluk's ruled in India for sometime in the 13th century, and I think, brought back this style, which one can see on the head of a Mamaluk soldier drawn in 1810.
As for the description of the turban - there are more than a 1000 turban styles, very traditional to India, so there is not just *one* way.
'toupee' is another word used instead of turban or cap.
I have linked a site with various turban styles in India.
One even has the style as shown in your picture.
|Turbans in India|
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