“Most Americans believe that anybody wearing a turban is a Muslim or is in the Taliban or is a bin Laden follower,” said Singh.
Her emotional declaration was all the more memorable because Hokmina wore the turban and clothes of a Pashtun man.
Prior to 9/11, wearing a beard a turban may have been at times challenging.
Half the time, we had to fight the refs to allow him to play in his turban.
“The Sikh turban is a crown,” says Jay Singh-Sohal, British journalist and author of turbanology: Guide to Sikh Identity.
I tied myself strongly to it with my turban, in hopes that next morning she would carry me with her out of this desert island.
At last, he decided in favour of a Turkish robe, with a scimitar and a turban.
At the same time the turban came unfolded, and stretched itself for many a foot upon the ground.
And touching his turban in token of farewell, he entered the tent.
Black also was his turban, and black his large and luminous eye.
1560s, from Middle French turbant, from Italian turbante (Old Italian tolipante), from Turkish tülbent "gauze, muslin, tulle," from Persian dulband "turban." The change of -l- to -r- may have taken place in Portuguese India and thence been picked up in other European languages. A men's headdress in Muslim lands, it was popular in Europe and America c.1776-1800 as a ladies' fashion.