A slide show of different styles of turbans from around the world.

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"And he put the turban upon his head; also upon the turban, even upon its front, did he put the golden plate, the holy crown; as the LORD commanded Moses."

--Leviticus 8:9, King James Bible

Note: 99% of the people you see wearing a turban in Western societies today belong to the Sikh religion.

However, as this slide show demonstrates, there are many other religions and cultures that value the turban.

This list is meant to be illustrative, not exhaustive.




Desert (North Africa)






Western (Historical) | Alexander Pope | Early 1700s

Western (Historical) | Self Portrait | Jan van Eyck | 1433

Western (Modern) | Urban Turban

An example of reactive content

This is a simple example of reactive content.

Trivia: Although turbans have been worn in Western societies since the 17th century without being very common, they have recently had a resurgence in popularity, especially as a fashion accessory for women undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. Additionally, turbans were worn by the upper class, Hollywood starlets and any New York girl looking to get some attention during the '20s and '30s.

Chemo turbans, as they are sometimes known, cost about $15 each.

Use your mouse to change the number of turbans and watch the total dollar value update automatically!

turbans, will cost you $.

This is a proof of concept. With some additional work we hope to create a slide show to include all of the over 500 images from this web site along with links to the articles where the images have been used.


  1. http://bible.cc/leviticus/8-9.htm
  2. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/news/lifestyles/links/turbans_27.html
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turban
  4. http://www.granpaparazzi.com/tag/turban/
  5. http://www.backtoclassics.com/gallery/janvaneyck/themaninaredturban/
  6. http://fateh.sikhnet.com/s/turbanheritage
  7. http://www.glamfetishmag.com/2011/09/23/afroculture-june-ambrose-the-urban-turban/
  8. http://www.unidentifiedlifestyle.com/2010/07/its-turban-story.html
  9. http://www.tribuneindia.com/2004/20040201/spectrum/index1.htm
  10. http://bleucoiffure.blogspot.com/2010/04/accessory-love-turbans.html
  11. http://www.desiclub.com/community/culture/culture_article.cfm?id=790
  12. http://karakalpak.com/kiymeshek03.html
  13. http://livvyy.blogspot.com/2011/06/headwear-trend-summer-2011-turban.html
  14. http://www.theglobalist.com/StoryId.aspx?StoryId=4125
  15. http://www.csindy.com/colorado/turban-legend/Content?oid=1339799
  16. http://turbanista.tumblr.com/

Why a deck like this a good idea

  1. Flexible

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  2. Universal

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    The slide show will play in any modern browser.

How you can make a deck like this

  1. Use this Deck.js tutorial to learn how to make a presentation deck such as this one.

  2. Use this Tangle.js tutorial to learn how to add reactive content to your slides.

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