In Rajasthan, a desert state in Western India, clothes are dyed bright colours in patterns that recall the sun. The zigzag pattern on this turban looks like abstracted heat waves and is called “lahariya,” which stems from the word “lahara” meaning “wave.” The pattern is created by folding pleats into the cotton before tie-dying.

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How does someone put on a turban like this one and what are the steps?

responded: Mar 31, 2010

Posted by Irene Yancheva

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A small hat, similar to a fez is worn on the head. The long length of fabric seen here is then wrapped around the head and the hat.

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