Photo of the Day: Indian Turbans

by Beth Whitman (December 11th, 2009)

I took this video at Jaisalmer Fort. He was quite adept at wrapping that turban – and so fast, too!

Rajasthan Man with Pipe

Apparently, this gentleman in Jaisalmer is the most photographed man in Rajasthan. Quite handsome, isn’t he?

Rajasthan Man with Moustache

Maybe not the most photographed, but he was fun.

Rajasthan Turban Man

And here’s as still of the guy after he wrapped his turban in the video.

See more lovely photos at DeliciousBaby’s Photo Friday!

Travel Well!


Related links:
Rajasthan Highlights
Photo of the Day: Monks Doing Normal Stuff
Photo of the Day: Indian Bangles
Photo of the Day: Varanasi
Photo of the Day: Prayer Wheels – Bhutan

On December 11th, 2009 at 4:41 pm, Carole Terwilliger Meyers said:

Cool! I had no idea that so much fabric was involved, or how it was wrapped.

On December 11th, 2009 at 6:00 pm, Carolina said:

I love their expressions, and the video was cool too.

On December 12th, 2009 at 4:20 am, Lin said:

Great post! We were just in Rajasthan a couple weeks back and seem to have many of the same photos :) Thanks for sharing!

On December 13th, 2009 at 7:49 am, jessiev said:

what fun!

On December 13th, 2009 at 8:54 am, Dominique said:

I didn’t know it involved so much fabric, either! Fun post.

On December 13th, 2009 at 10:30 am, Caitlin said:

I like the fact that he wraps it himself. I hate the cliche you see in movies and TV shows of men not being able to tie a necktie and women having to do it for them. Seriously? In real life, I don’t have the first clue how to tie a necktie, while my husband is quite proficient, despite not wearing one every day. He can do full or half Windsor.

On December 13th, 2009 at 1:53 pm, Heather on her travels said:

Love that way that guy curls his moustache at the end – he knows he’s cool!

On December 13th, 2009 at 1:56 pm, Beth said:

Heather – he DOES know he’s cool. Don’t know if he can tie a necktie but he does a great job with that turban!

On December 14th, 2009 at 6:18 am, Vera Marie Badertscher said:

This should be accompanied by a “DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME” message.

On December 15th, 2009 at 12:20 am, Abi said:

Hm. I can just imagine the mess I’d get into trying to do this for the first time. I’d be half blind or strangled by the time I’d walked two paces along the road as it all collapsed…
Wonderful colours – thanks for this.

On December 15th, 2009 at 9:24 pm, Nomadic Matt said:

cool video….old school mustaches too.

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