Antique tie-dyed Turban handmade in the Kutch district of Gujarat, India during the first quarter of the 20th century.
This turban is made of muslin cloth which is first handwoven in Southern India before being resist-dyed by the local Khatri Muslim community of Kutch. It was ultimately meant to be worn by either the Lohana or Bhatiya trader community in Kutch. This turban features interlaced diamonds with a rosette centered on a red backdrop. The patterning has been rendered dot by dot.
A Turban is representative of a man's honor, his pride, dignity, and self-respect.