Peshawari turban, also Peshawari patke (Pashto: پېښوري پټکی) or Peshawari lungee, is the traditional turban worn in Peshawar and its surrounding regions.
It is a two-piece headgear. One piece is a dome-shaped hard cap or kulla, generally embroidered with golden thread. The other is called lungi which consists of a long and narrow piece of cotton cloth (not to be confused with a waist cloth wrapped in some regions). It has a fan-shaped turra (crest) and a tail termed shamla.
During the British rule a similar turban was part of the dress for some government peons.
Gandhara turban gallery from major museums (1st-3rd century CE)
Walters Art Museum, Baltimore
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