Dreaming of desert landscapes and treks through the unforgiving sandfilled areas and/or want to express your love for Touareg desert blues by dressing up like a Touareg?
Well then you have to know how to tie your shesh or Touareg turban!
What you need:
- a piece of fabric about 75 cm wide and 4 to 6 meters long (2.5 feet wide and at least 14 feet long)
- not being bothered by people who look at you like you are a terrorist or shout ''Touareg!!'' sympathetically whilst cycling past them
Step 1: Placing the Turban
Your head should be in the middle of width of the turban whilst one end doesn't go lower than your hips!
Step 2: First Wrap
You take the longest end of your turban and wrap it around your neck.
You can do this loosely or tightly it's up to you really.
Step 3: Second Wrap
Wrap it once around your head and hold it.
Step 4: My Personal Touch
Now I always fold the loose bit that it hanging in front of your eyes over the first wrap. This way the bit that is actually touching your head directly will not move anymore.
Step 5: 3rd and 4th Wrap
Now just wrap the turban around 2 times.
I think it is most beautiful when you lay them next to each other like the second picture.
Step 6: Last Wrap
Now wrap the turban one more time around your head and if the turban was placed right on your head in the beginning and you wrapped it right then you should be able to tuck the loose end away at the sides where the turban isn't to tight so that it is easily done!
Step 7: No Sand, Snow or High Wind?
If there is no sand, snow or high wind or if you don't want to look like an Aladdin villain then you can just wrap the other loose end around your neck loosely.
Step 8: Face Covering Pt 1
Take the loose end and pull it high enough to that it will go just under your eyes.
Step 9: Face Covering Pt 2
Pull it as tight as you want over your face to that is doesn't slip down.
Step 10: Face Covering Pt3
Normally you can tuck the loose end away on the same side where the other loose end is tucked away.
Step 11: Finish!
You are finished!
White turban: Ramadan
Blue turban: Party! (I'm always partying in my head ;) )
darker is richer!