55987Re: [Authentic_SCA] Middle Eastern Question
- Jun 4, 2007Sine wrote:
> The gentleman I am sewing for doesn't care forSCAdians (and other non-Muslims) use the term "turban" far far far
too loosely. There is a difference between a turban and a head wrap,
but i hear people over and over call a head wrap a turban.
A *genuine* turban is a very specific marker of high political or
religious status "in period". A turban was for royalty, important
religious figures, etc., and its use is often proscribed by law - the
method of wrapping denoted the individual's status, was well as the
type of hat over which the turban was wrapped. So turbans are
generally inappropriate for SCAdians
Head wraps, on the other hand, are often quite appropriate for
SCAdians. Head wraps are a great deal simpler than turbans and are
Head wraps are still commonly seen throughout Dar al-Islam. Turbans
are quite rare. I'm not trying to sell you (or the gentleman) on one,
just to inform.
(just as the word "veil" is used for an item of clothing for Muslim
women and non-Muslim women in the Muslim world in such a way as to be
>and I have always understood that the KafeyaAcutally, there is evidence for a *pure white* head cloth and a
>with cording band seen today is a rather modern type
*simple* filet (not those big thick black and gold agals i see) at
least in al-Andalus. I have some pictures on my website... if the
gentleman is a Maghribi or Andalusi.
>The climate here in summer is quite hotAnd i bet he isn't a shah, a sultan, a caliph, or an imam who has
>and he is not comfortable with the turban.
gone on the hajj... so a turban is likely to be inappropriate,
although a common and simple head wrap might be appropriate.
> I am looking around about 1000 ce, and any helpIn fact, what just about anyone - adult, child, male, female - just
>or ideas would really be appreciated.
about anyplace could wear is a cap. The style varies from time to
time and place to place.
So, where is this gentleman from? I can better suggest a style when i
know his locale.
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