PlanEvents.ca discovered Maharaja Pagdi and Swords on Instagram. After seeing some of my company’s work, they asked me to do a guest post to talk about the history of some of the types of turbans I tie and swords I make.
So here I am.
Before I discuss the history of 3 turbans I personally like, I want to tell you a story of how Maharaja Turbans and Swords was created.
I got married myself in 2018 and was looking for someone to tie a turban in the traditional Rajasthani style. Although there are many Punjabi-turban tiers in Surrey, the style their style of safa tying was and is quite different from the styles I wanted. When I went to Jaipur for shopping I was there for a bit so I asked some of the turban cloth sellers to teach me and they did. After that I practiced up until my wedding and then tied my own and 20 of my groomsmen and family members. I ended up doing something similar for my own wedding sword. The swords I wanted a really nice one but nothing traditional was available at all (other than fake, bead studded butter knives ). So for my wedding I converted a European style sword into a wedding sword, but my heart was still set in the intricacies of Indian swords. In the end, Maharaja Pagdi and Swords is the result of the challenges I had when planning my own wedding, in addition to me being passionate about Indian history.
That’s the story behind Maharaja Turbans and Swords. Now, let’s jump into the history of some of the types of turbans I tie and swords I make.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀