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>>1704 Sikh akālī
Subject:  ਨਿਹੰਗ nihang / ਅਕਾਲੀ akālī  'immortal' warrior saint
Culture: Punjabi Sikh
Setting: Sikh empire, Punjab 1704-1846
Objectcostume = dastar bungga 'fortress turban', ਚੋਲਾ cōlā robe

Royal Armouries Museum > Oriental Gallery *
"Quoit turban (dastar bungga)  
Indian, Lahore, 18th century" 
This turban is made of cane wrapped in dark blue cotton.
  It is fitted with six throwing quoits (chakra) and a long plaited steel wire retaining three small steel knives." ...

​* AC Rajwada
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