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Turban

TURBAN tur’ bən (פְּאֵר, H6996, head-dress; מִצְנֶ֫פֶת, H5200, priest’s turban; צָנִיף, H7565, [wound] turban). The turban is a length of linen, wool, or silk cloth, wound into a head covering. Since Mohammed, it has been a distinctive headgear of the Moslems, but its usage originated in the era of the Assyrians, Babylonians, and Hebrews, who used various forms of wound cloth headdress, esp. for ceremonial occasions and in higher ranks of society. There are principally three Heb. words: