Objects
Turban, mid-to-late 19th century
Turban, mid-to-late 19th century
Number
МАЭ № 5032-2
Title
Turban
Ethnicity
Date
mid-to-late 19th century
Collectors-person
Material
semibrocard
Dimensions
width 62,0; length 178,0
Annotation
Turban is unsewn long piece of textile, wrapped over skull-cap. Turban was common through the Eats: from Egypt to India. Emergence of word “tulip” is associated with this headgear. In the middle ages tulip was the most favourite flower among ruling nobility in Turkey and Iran, it was often worn in turban folds. The Turkish word for a turban seems to have been used for the flower in western European because a fully opened tulip was thought to resemble a turban.Turkish tülbend, used as a name for the tulip, was borrowed into many languages of western Europe as the popularity of the tulipspread, including Russian that borrowed it from French
Links
Corpus
Ethnography of South and South-West Asia