Monday, September 03, 2012

Men in pagaris...

When Priya drew a charcoal sketch of a young boy wearing a huge turban (pagri) recently, I realized I had shot men with many different styles of pagaris during our trip to Kutch in Gujarat and Shekawati in Rajasthan.
A pagari or turban is a long piece of unstitched cloth worn by men in  India, Pakistan & Bangladesh.

Each region has a particular style, color and size of wearing it.  
In hot desert climates like Gujarat & Rajasthan it protects the head from the heat...


 Pagaris are also a symbol of honor in many communities in India.






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Priya Sebastian hope you like the fact that a large number of Indian men still wear turbans!

(Images by Arch)

6 comments:

pRiyA said...

Archana, I think each and every man in this post looks magnificent and regal. Without turbans Indian men seem shorn of personality.I do wish turbans would roar back once more as a fashion statement.
Thank you for this post. The pictures are as always beautiful.

little pink cakes said...

These s/w portraits are wonderful, great work!

Amrita Tripathy said...

simply benevolent shots...! each photo speaks a hidden story.. love the compilation...! Hail Indian Turbans.. :)

TheBangaloreSnob said...

Great Pictures! And I am an ardent follower of both your blogs!
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Madhu Gopalan said...

What a gorgeous series!

Deepi's World said...

Hi Archana.... I really like the last shot. Turban has its own charm indeed.