Turbans:When the Retro Fashion, Culture and Religion Mix

Turbans are beautiful and, in some cases, controversial. Much more than simple beauty accessories, this is an ancient and very important attire in some countries and cultures. Who explains the subject is Rosangela Fernandes, fashion consultant of the National Esmalteria.

According to the expert, for many people, the turban is merely culture symbol and black beauty, but it is important to note that this accessory, full of meanings and functions, it is also used by people outside of Africa for many years.

No one knows for sure, but there are records of turbans before 570 ad, i.e. before Muhammad. And in the Islamic faith, the religious function of the turban is also quite important.

It is a symbolic material that enhances spiritual awareness, a border between faith and spirituality. “The religious point of view, the turban serves as protection of the head and the thoughts, both in the East and in Africa, and also in Brazil,” said Davydenko.

In India, serves as protection for the climate, and can also represent social status and caste to which it belongs; is widely used by men. In Africa, the turban is part of culture and has social, religious functions and of course part of fashion. In addition, there is a icon that reinforces the black women’s empowerment also outside of the African continent.

With the name I’ve been hiding or Twist, is used by the Candomblé and Umbanda, and tied in different ways according to each Orisha. However, not always the turban is linked to cultural or religious factors. These factors will depend on, in fact, the symbolism for who uses it and how it is used.

In 1930, the French Paul Peiret introduced the turban as an accessory in high fashion, making the head of several famous women of the time. Great divas of Hollywood, as Audrey Hepburn, Carmen Miranda, Marlene Dietrich, Grace Kelly and Sophia Loren have made him a fashion icon in her appearances. The black singers Billie Holliday and Nina Simone were also marked by the use of the accessory.

In addition to being fashion trend among fashionistas, the play is also very popular for lovers of vintage and retro, especially among those inspired by the 1930 and 1940 or seek to highlight its origins at the time of composing the visual. Noting that there are various forms of mooring and it is still possible that the play get structured, to put right on the head. Valley abuse of colors and prints.