Hejazi turban

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The Hejazi turban (also amamah or emamah [Arabic: عمامة]) is a turban of the traditional uniform in the region of Hejaz (Makkah, Medina, Jeddah, Taif, and Yunbu). The ancient Arabic proverb "Turbans are Arabs' crowns" (Arabic: العمائم تيجان العرب) was originally coined based on the Hejazi uniform.


The most well-known version is the orange two-wrap turban, also called the Ghabbana (Arabic: غبانة). The Ghabbana is commonly worn by artisans (people of professions), craftsmen, and the common people in the old districts such as 'Awlad 'al-Hara and the Ummdah.

Another Hejazi turban is the white-colored one, worn by the Ulama'a and Imams of the holy mosques, scholars and merchants. Nowadays, the orange turbans are more common for folkloric purposes, or as a representation of the Arabic Hejazi cultural dress.