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Turban Band

The Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb (1618-1707) wearing a turban with aigrette and a turban band. The turban band is decorated with pearls and precious stones. The Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb (1618-1707) wearing a turban with aigrette and a turban band. The turban band is decorated with pearls and precious stones.

A turban band was a highly decorative cloth and/or metal band that went around a Mughal-period turban in India. It was designed to embellish the turban rather than having a purely practical function. Such a band was often worn with other items of jewellery, such as a feathered aigrette and/or a turban brooch.

See also the entry on an actual example of an embroidered Indian turban band.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 14 June 2016).

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Last modified on Wednesday, 15 March 2017 11:21