Devout Sikh Avtar Singh Mauni Takes 6 Hours Daily to Wrap His Headdress

By: Meghan Young - Sep 13, 2014
References: beautifuldecay
Some women allot a few more minutes a day to braid their hairs, some men do so to style theirs, but no one is as diligent as one devout Sikh, who takes six hours to wrap his 100-pound turban. Layer after layer of cloth later, the 100-pound turban is born time and again, day after day. Worn by 60-year-old Avtar Singh Mauni from Patiala, Northen India, he puts on the elaborate headdress every time he visits his local temple.

Measuring 2,115 feet (about 645 meters), the 100-pound turban is the result of 16 years of collecting different cloths and accessories. 66 pounds are attributed to fabrics while the remaining weight is due to other embellishments. A "bizarre intersection of art, fashion, and religion," as Beautiful Decay writes, he says the 100-pound turban is no burden to him.