In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Shan men and women often wear large turbans wrapped from long lengths of cotton or bright terrycloth towels.
- He put the robe over his plaid shirt and jeans, wrapped the turban up, and pulled the fluttering silk scarf over his brown beard.
- Brightly coloured saris on graceful Indian women and striking turbans on erect Sikhs are not unfamiliar sights in our metropolitan areas or small college towns.
- Many Arabs wear traditional Muslim dress, which for men is a turban or other headdress and long robes, and for women is a long robe that covers the head and the entire body.
- Gone are cotton loincloths and turbans in favor of microfiber stretch workout togs that wick perspiration away from the body.
- It is difficult for us to see any reason why a Jew may not wear his yarmulke in court or a Sikh his turban.
- Local men wore turbans, and shalwar kameez with wool vests or sweaters.
- The different Sufi orders were characterized by the style of their turbans and the folds of their gowns.
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