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A turban, also known as bulle or dastar in some cultures, is a kind of headwear based on cloth winding. Featuring many variations, it is worn as customary headwear, usually by men. Communities with prominent turban-wearing traditions can be found in South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Near East, the Arabian Peninsula, North Africa, the Horn of Africa, and parts of the Swahili Coast. Turbans worn in Pakistan and India are known as Pagri. Wearing turbans is common among Sikhs. In certain other faith communities, the headgear also serves as a religious observance, including among Muslims, who regard it as Sunnah Mu'akkadah. Additionally, turbans have often been worn by nobility. They are also sometimes donned to protect hair or as a headwrap for women following cancer treatments. (via Freebase)