Sikh Fortress Turban

Unravel the stories of the Sikh turban and discover how and why turbans symbolise Sikh faith and identity, featuring the Sikh Fortress Turban on loan from the British Museum and part of the national museum's Spotlight Loan programme.  This unique item known as a Dastaar Boonga or fortress turban was worn by a group of skilled warrior Sikhs called Akali Nihangs which protected the head in battle, comprising original weapons including daggers, swords and metal throwing discs secured on a replica indigo dyed turban.  This is a rare opportunity for visitors to view a historic object from a world class national collection and to explore the intriguing story of Sikh warriors. The display will also include Sikh art and artefacts from the Bradford Museums and Galleries collection.

Visit the Events page for details of an exciting programme of events for families and individuals.

  • Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2014 - Thu, 22 May 2014
  • Location: Cartwright Hall
  • Type: Exhibition
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