Thursday, 3 February 2011

Dastaar - Rastafarians

You may have seen my earlier post about the significance of Kesh (uncut hair) in other cultures. Here's the link:

So I thought I should mention something about the dastaar. We all know than in India Hindus and Muslims wore, and still wear, a turban as either a symbol of royalty or a symbol of saintliness. In other cultures a turban-like headdress can be worn as protection from the heat or just as cultural clothing.

What I found interesting was that the Bobo Shanti branch of the Rastafarian movement cover their dreadlocks with a dastaar as their religious identity. I won't bother going into it (it's worth researching) but here are some pictures.


Note: None of these pictures are mine (all taken from searching 'Bobo Shanti' on google images)

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