In India it is known as Nurma or Deo cotton, and is usually stated to be employed for making thread for the turbans of the priests.
From the ground, a row of alcoves, similar to that in which I was sitting, and filled with mullas in white turbans and dresses.
- Hindus wear sometimes turbans and sometimes caps.
1 Green turbans are now rarely seen; the color is generally dark blue, or black.
The turbans which, in 1301, Mahommed b.
The Christian Abyssinians usually go barehead and barefoot, in contrast to the Mahommedans, who wear turbans and leather sandals.
It is now no longer possible to distinguish these families by their turbans as was formerly the case.
The terms amamah and dastar are used chiefly with reference to the turbans of priests and ulema, that is learned and religious persons.
The Sikh nobility and gentry wear two turbans, either both of pagri form or one of pagri and one of amamah form.
"I cast off the oath of allegiance to Yazid, as I cast off my turban," exclaimed the first, and all others followed, casting off one of their garments, till a heap of turbans and sandals lay on the floor.
But now the larger part of the cotton goods used in India is manufactured in mills in that country or in England, and the handloom weavers' output is confined to the coarsest kinds of cloth, or to certain special kinds of goods, such as the turbans and " saris " of Bombay, or the muslins of Arni, Cuddapah, and Madura in Madras, and of Dacca in Bengal.
It seems to me, as if I saw already the blood between your turbans and your shoulders.