Headgear of Rajasthan.

The pagri (turban) is an important adornment of the Rajasthani male. Every region has its own distinct style and even within a region there are subtle variations across caste and communal identities.

Jodhpuri style turban, Rajasthan

Jodhpuri style
5D, 70-200L f/2.8 IS

At Jaisalmer fort, Rajasthan

At Jaisalmer fort
5D, 24-105L

At Mandore (Bhopa playing the Ravanahatta)

Bhopa in Mandore
5D, 70-200L f/2.8 IS

Khetolai village near Pokaran, Rajasthan

In Khetolai
5D, 70-200L f/2.8 IS

At Mehrangarh fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

At Mehrangarh fort, Jodhpur
5D, 24-105L

In Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

In Jaisalmer
5D, 24-105L


This final image is of Joginder Singh who is not from Rajasthan. He served as my driver throughout my travels in the state. A more wonderful human being would be hard to find.

Joginder Singh at Pushkar, Rajasthan

Joginder Singh-ji at Pushkar
5D, 24-105L


Check out this video for a demonstration in wrapping a Rajasthani turban.

  • Arun - August 21, 2014 - 4:24 am

    Nice series! Though for a brief moment, I was taken aback, you see, I read “Turbans” like “Sunderbans” 🙂ReplyCancel

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