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Turban of Rajasthan...

By debu    
The Rajasthani people are identified by the style and color of their Rajasthani turbans, which vary from region to region, and caste to caste. Turban is a very flexible and adaptive kind of clothing accessory, which can be well adjusted and worn according to the situation. While at home turbans are tied in an easygoing manner, which is hassle free to carry and quick to tie. Rajasthani turbans not only protect men from the heat of searing sun but also are indicative of one's class and caste. In Hindi, an Indian language, a turban is called a pagdi. A ‘pagari’ is usually 82 feet long and 8 inches wide. A ‘safa’ is shorter and broader. The common man wears turban of one color, while the elite wear designs and colors according to the occasion.

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Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 10:44AM
Lovely portrait, great textures and light!

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abeeror2 4 22 Australia
18 Jan 2013 10:45AM
Wow that was really interesting, and the image is stunning!
CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
18 Jan 2013 10:50AM
A wonderful image, Debu, and an excellent explanation regarding turbans, quite fascinating, thank you. Carol
almiles 7 38 102 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 10:55AM
Characterful portrait with all those textures of face and cloth and the tight comp gives it a lot of impact. Thanks for the informative blurb too, makes for interesting reading.
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
18 Jan 2013 11:05AM
Very interesting narrative Debu and great portrait with loads of detail.


Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 11:33AM
A stunning portrait Debu.
a beautiful portrait very well taken.

canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 12:12PM
Superb portrait Debu
UrbaneMagick 4 172 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 12:22PM
Fantastic portrait Debu, nice turban, glorious moustache & a very informative & intelligent narrative.

Thankyou for sharing.

Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
18 Jan 2013 12:48PM
Beautiful rich colour in this excellent potrait Debu and a great write up !!
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 1:00PM
Superbly observed, a wonderfully crisp and clean example of great portraiture.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
18 Jan 2013 1:00PM
A very good portrait and quite an interesting write up regarding the turbans.......Sandy
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 1:54PM
A stunning, powerful portrait.
18 Jan 2013 2:09PM
The mustache is more attractive. Reminds "Ziska Much Nahi Uska Kuuch Nahi"
User_Removed 4 4 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 2:48PM
Looks like this gent can tell a good story or two, super portrait picture. Bob
ChiliMan 10 135 17 Singapore
18 Jan 2013 3:47PM
Awesome detail on that impressive moustache, Debu, and just an excellent portrait all round. Thanks for the interesting info about turbans in the write-up!

7 10 10 England
18 Jan 2013 4:13PM
This is an excellent portrait Debut and the information is much appreciated. I think some western ladies would pay quite a price to own such an attractive piece of headgear.Grin
Lovely detail, a well taken portrait, a what a fine moustache, colours are spot on .

WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
18 Jan 2013 6:32PM
Good information and a good tight portrait, Debu, with sharp detail.

18 Jan 2013 7:19PM
I really like the national character of your very beautiful country at all your photos!Smile
Regards Valery
JimV 10 6 3 Canada
19 Jan 2013 2:28AM
Wonderful portait of this (presumably) elite man Debu, still trying to grasp the fact some turbans are 82ft. long, boggles the mind completely!
Rgds., Jim
19 Jan 2013 5:27AM
Un retrato bien tomado ademas de lo buenos de los colores..
Tibetan 4 3 England
19 Jan 2013 2:40PM
Excellent photo Debu, good narrative thank you for the interest, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
19 Jan 2013 3:29PM
An outstanding portrait, beautifully ilastrated, your portfolio is a pleasure to view. Superb work!! Thank you.
tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 7:13PM
This is an extremely good portrait Debu. Very interesting writeup.
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
19 Jan 2013 11:44PM
a fantastic portrait with very intense eyes!
Source 6
20 Jan 2013 11:14PM
A wonderful portrait
21 Jan 2013 3:19AM
wow Debu.... This should be on the cover of "National Geographic"! Great job!SmileSmileSmile

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