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The Turban
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the The Turban. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.

The Turban is similar to the Mitre except that it has pockets at the front into which both the left and right edges / points can be tucked.

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1900

As far as I am aware this design first appears in an issue of the French children's magazine 'Mon Journal' most probably in 1900, although I have not been able to verify the exact date, where it is called the 'Bonnet de Police / Bourse'. The author explains that 'This headwear being unknown to the Japanese, they invert it and make a flat purse or a wallet.' It is not clear if the accuracy of this statement can be relied on.

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1932

Booklet 6 of 'Images a Plier', a series of 6 booklets published by Librairie Larousse in Paris in 1932, includes two variants of the design, a 'Mitre de Monseigneur' (Bishop's or Cardinal's Hat) and a 'Bonnet de Police'.

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1940

The same two variations also appear in 'El Plegado y Cartonaje en la Escuela Primaria' by Antonio M Luchia and Corina Luciani de Luchia, which was published by Editorial Kapelusz in Buenos Aires in 1940.

Mitra

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Gorro de Pintor (Painter's Hat)

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