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Sherwani are worn by men during festivals and special occasions. Presently, during wedding ceremonies Groom’s mostly wear Sherwani. In coastal region men use a scarf and in rural areas people use a hand woven towel over the shoulder when they do not wear any upper garment. You don’t use a turban to add “pop of blue” in your outfit. They also use brocade shawls called “Chenar” which is embroided with “Kashida” work. As anger over the turban spread this week, critics called for protests and demanded an explanation from Gucci. Friendships and Relationships- There is an ancient Punjabi tradition called “Pag Vatauni”(exchange of turbans), where an individual exchanges his Dastar with another. Kurta Salwar is the traditional dress for Punjabi and Haryanavi women in Chandigarh. In the Sikh religion, the turban is known as dastar, which is considered to be a very respectful Punjabi word. A Twitter user, Harjinder Singh Kukreja wrote: ‘Dear Gucci, the Sikh Turban is not a hot new accessory for white models but an article of faith for practicing Sikhs. Just four days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Balbir Singh Sodhi, a gas station owner in Arizona, was fatally shot by a man who thought he was an Arab.

The coalition was formed after Balbir Singh Sodhi, a bearded Sikh American wearing a turban, was shot and killed on Sept. The reality, however, was that whites killed many defenseless Native women and children, took captives, and tortured them. We’re attacked and killed for how we look, and now corporations get to profit off that same look? They decided to replace natural rolled layers with neat, symmetrical folds, cute turbans leading to what is now commonly known as the “Kenyan” style turban. The Gucci product appears on the online store with a description: ‘A gorgeously crafted turban is ready to turn heads while keeping you in comfort as well as trademark style’. The department store and Gucci did not respond to requests for comment. However, Gucci has yet to issue a comment on the backlash. Using fake Sikhs/Turbans is worse than selling fake Gucci products’. Nordstrom has apologized to Sikhs for selling a turban they found offensive, but a representative with the U.S. In A Point of View: The Absurd Expectation That We All Need to “Fit In,” I cite the 3-0 decision of the 11th U.S.

I am suggesting that we (1) be thoughtful before adopting practices from other cultures, (2) be diligent about challenging our stereotypes, and (3) make a point of learning about oppressed people’s struggles. The turban is one of the most important and symbolic articles of faith for Sikhs, and you’re selling it as a fashion accessory to make money? The turban is one of the most important and symbolic articles of faith for Sikhs, and you’re selling it as a fashion accessory to make money? Victoria’s Secret came under similar criticism when one of the models was sent down the runway in a fringed suede bikini, turquoise jewelry, and a feathered headdress. The most widespread criticism was due to White, non-Sikh models wearing turbans. Gucci had not responded to the criticism over the product by Saturday. People felt that Gucci was culturally appropriating the staple, which goes beyond fashion for most Sikhs.

In essence, appropriating elements from another culture isn’t always inappropriate and, in fact, has benefitted many civilizations. “The winding of military puggarees had become a skilled accomplishment and, throughout the Indian Army, there must have been scores of different styles, each instantly recognizable by those who knew them. For Sikhs, the turban is a deeply important garment, not, as many have pointed out, a cute hat to pop on as an accessory. It is not, as many think, a way for one culture to honor another. Many are noting that other items sent down the catwalk resemble hijabs and niqabs, and in one specific look, a headpiece that looks a lot like a pagoda, a.k.a. The turban isn’t a hat per se, and we don’t wear it like a hat. Earlier, the Nizams and other nobles of Hyderabad preferred to wear Hyderabadi Sherwanis. In the Sanatan culture, as talked about earlier, the ‘modesty’ of a woman did not and does not imply severe simplicity and plainness of physical appearance. Gucci’s turban was first talked about last winter, when a white model walked the runway wearing it during a fashion show. When the lanky white model walked onto the runway at a Gucci fashion show last year, people immediately zeroed in on one part of his ensemble: A bright blue turban.

Several angry tweets have since followed with many calling Gucci move as insensitive. Again this year, Gucci started the online sale of turbans, calling them ‘Indy Full Turban’, on Nordstrom’s website, reported India Today. It is not only in India that turbans had such great importance but also among cultures around the world. It’s the fifth largest world religion by population. A warm welcome to the world of authentic Indian fashion. However, generally the term Ghoonghat also implies head-veiling, which wasn’t an externally introduced practice in the Indian subcontinent, it was very much native to our motherland. Sikh Indian immigrant Parmjit Singh, 64, was stabbed to death Aug. 25 during an evening walk in Tracy, California. Sikh Coalition wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday. There are more than 25 million Sikhs worldwide, and the United States is home to an estimated 500,000, the coalition said. On Tuesday, the Sikh Coalition tweeted an image of the Nordstrom listing and criticised the treatment of the “sacred” headwear.