A turban is a traditional head covering in many cultures. If you want to make one, you just need a little patience, some practice and a bit of time. Just follow these instructions and you’ll be on your way to your own head turning turban.
- Place cap firmly on your head. This is the first step to wearing this head covering. The cap keeps loose wisps of hair from sneaking out below.
- Lay the strip of cotton over your head. Eight inches should be hanging back below your neck with the rest over the front of your face.
- Begin. Place one hand on the top of your head to hold the fabric still. Then with your other hand take the front section of fabric and wrap it to the right the side of your head toward the back. Make a full circle around your head pulling the cloth tight.
- Start the second wrap. With this one, you will tilt it slightly to the right so that when looking at it straight on you notice the right side is lower than the left.
- Make another. This time position it so the tilt is to the back of your head and the high side is slightly higher than the previous one.
- Repeat several times. With each one, adjust the tilt so that it is further clockwise around your head with the tilt closer to vertical. Continue the steps until you have covered your head and have only two feet left of the cotton cloth.
- Wrap the last two feet horizontally around the lower. This horizontal section will hold the other ones in place.
- Tuck the end under another wrap. When you reach the end of the cotton cloth, tuck the piece under a lower one.
- For the finishing touch, tilt it back on your head. The wrapping will place it low over your face, the final one gives it the more traditional look.
Making one takes a little practice but you will get a hang of it. By following these steps you will be well on your way to making a head covering inspired by the traditional look.