Turban and bandolier. (Posted 29th December 2011)
Went scouting round for a black turban cloth, but non found , so ended up buying 4 metres of black cotton muslin, which is pretty well the same thing. Tried out various styles of tying, downloaded from youtube, and found the best effect came from using a felt cap underneath, to get the height. Otherwise the turban was a bit low and lacked the form seen in the films.
I am going to have to make the bandoliers, I used to have an original 1904 patt. which is the type used for one of them, but sold it on some time ago. Big mistake, even the replicas are beyond my budget now. However I have downloaded the pattern for both types now, and bought the closure studs from Military Metalwork. So, I already have leather to do these, and will make a set for myself!