1940's turban, wide mesh to wrap fashionably around woman's head
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Genuine 1940s turban, apparently never worn, in an earth-toned coarse mesh, partially stitched at the back of the head, making it easier to wind into an attractive hat-like bit of head gear.
(My model is not very cooperative, but you get the idea.)
The military's demand for material during World War II caused many shortages. Even hats were rationed. Because hats were an essential item of dress - no woman would dream of appearing on the street without her hat - women became creative in finding solutions to the problem of attractive head coverings.
The turban had already been established as an item of glamorous fashion by Hollywood stars, so it didn't take much to translate that elegant head covering to everyday use and turbans appeared everywhere. Perfect for a bad hair day!
Everyday turbans were widely used to confine longer hair while doing housework and they were typically made from everyday materials, like this one. There were fabrics suitable for street wear (this one would work there, too) and luxurious satins and velvets for evening - just add your diamond brooch and off you go...
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