From the ground, a row of alcoves, similar to that in which I was sitting, and filled with mullas in white turbans and dresses.
In India it is known as Nurma or Deo cotton, and is usually stated to be employed for making thread for the turbans of the priests.
But now the larger part of the cotton goods used in India is manufactured in mills in that country or in England, and the handloom weavers' output is confined to the coarsest kinds of cloth, or to certain special kinds of goods, such as the turbans and " saris " of Bombay, or the muslins of Arni, Cuddapah, and Madura in Madras, and of Dacca in Bengal.
It is now no longer possible to distinguish these families by their turbans as was formerly the case.
The terms amamah and dastar are used chiefly with reference to the turbans of priests and ulema, that is learned and religious persons.
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