This easy to wear turband features a wrapped knot and bandeau fashioned by hand from three complimentary colours of hand-dyed ombre dyed silk abaca.
Silk abaca, a very special natural fabric is a luxurious woven blend of silk and abaca fibre. Derived from the abaca tree, a banana palm grown in the Philippines, silk abaca’s characteristic vibrant glossy colour comes from a blend of fine silk woven through the stiff banana palm fibres, so it’s the perfect fabric for making dressy dramatic turbans as well as her easier to wear younger sister, the turband.
Using a base of pale pink I have ombre dyed silk abaca to create a tonal shaded effect in blackberry and rose. For this particular style, only the turband completely encircles your head, in a halo style, and features the three distinct colours of silk abaca, wrapped together. It is a one size turband that generously fits an average size head – from 20-23″/50-58cm – crafted around a light and easy to wear comfortable headband. When not being worn (unextended) the turband measures approximately 12″/30cm high overall (see images) x 6″/15cm wide overall x 3’/7cm across the arms of the turband, and also features an easy to wear internal metal headband for stability.
My turband collection is available in a range of colours and finishes, just from my British Craft House shop MHW Millinery, @mhw_millinery, and looks gorgeous too with vintage appliques! Just get in touch for more details or to commission your very own colourways.
Wear and Care Guidelines
Dress to impress – when you receive your headband you will notice my logo tag is sewn into the inside of one of the “arms” of the headband. To maximise the turban effect of your headband, the logo tag “arm” should be positioned on the right when you wear your turband.
As the turband features a complete circlet of silk abaca there are two methods of wearing your turband, it can be worn festival style on top of your hair, or if you have long hair you may choose to pull your hair through the circlet so the back section then sits at the nape of your neck (see the rear view on the model head).
How to care for your turband – due to the silk content this luxury fabric is not washable, so please don’t use hair styling products in close proximity as they may stain the fabric. Remember too that the turband isn’t waterproof, so should be protected or removed if being worn in damp or wet conditions.
I do hope you enjoy wearing your turband as much as I enjoyed making it! I would love to see images of you wearing it so please post your images to Instagram and tag me mhw_millinery.