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Tying a Turban with Parry Singh & Martha Stewart

|How do I tie a Pug: AKA Purgree or Turban or Dastaar

To begin, hold a long piece of fabric on the diagonal, and roll in the long edges. Then, grasp on to one end while bringing the other end behind and over the top of your head diagonally.  Wrap fabric smoothly at an angle around your head. After the second loop, carefully twist fabric on one side, bringing it down from your forehead and around, creating a ridge. Repeat this twist on every other turn so that the fabric crosses in front, working your way up. After several turns (about six times for an adult), tuck in the end under the top of the turban; secure with pins. Carefully undo the first loop, and pull the remaining end (the one held in your teeth) underneath the front of the turban to cover the back of your head. Tuck the end into the back of the turban, and secure with pins.  Confused yet?  Hopefully the Illustrations below with shed some light on the delicate art of tying a turban. 


Is there a certain way it must be tied?

A turban is as unique as the individual who wears it.  The Sikh turban is peaked in the center with pleated or smooth lateral sides.  The image on the right is an example of a female turban.  Male turbans tend to be bulkier due to the material, technique and the number of layers used. 



Watch a Movie

Click on the desired resolution. The following illustrations are from this movie.  This is a demonstration of a male turban on a female volunteer. 

     High @ 512 Kbps (~6MB) | Medium @ 340Kbps (~4MB) | Highest @ 2100 Kbps (~23.4MB)


Step by Step Illustrations by Dr. Mary Miller and Dr. Navdeep Singh

Special thanks to Dr. Miller for allowing us to photograph the event and her generous consent to publish it to the world wide web!!





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