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Leisure Practicing Tying Dumalla...

Discussion in 'Business, Lifestyle & Leisure' started by Harkiran Kaur, Jun 22, 2014.

  1. Harkiran Kaur

    Harkiran Kaur Canada
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    Okay, so I decided to try to tie dumalla. The fabric is brand new, mul mul... and it's a bit stiff (not washed or anything) so it turned out a bit loose, but overall I like how I look in it! I *think* I figured out the basics of it anyway... Brings me to my question, is Dumalla only for Nihangs... or I also remember some people saying that only Amritdhari (at the very least) should tie Dumalla?? Anyway, should I stick to gol dastar or does this style suit me better?
     

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  3. aristotle

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    Nice one Akasha Ji, actually I cannot choose between the Gol-dastaar or the Dumalla for you, both look equally awesome.
    What lengths and fabric do you use for tying the Dumalla? I haven't tried it yet...:animatedkhanda1:
     
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  4. Kanwaljit Singh

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    The Dumalla looks really good on you. You can improve it by making a gomber i.e. the upper dome like of Guruwara. In that you tie your hair together with inner dastar cloth, which ends up with a little taller turban.
     
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    Actually that's how I did it... Twist my kesh into the fabric and coil it on top to start but my hair isn't really long yet so it doesn't make a big 'bunga' lol it's cut off in the pic but it does stick up a little bit... If only I had some shastars to put in it I think would look good!!

    I used 8 meters total for this. That's all I had so when I cut to dumalla width (1/2 width) I had two pieces both 8 meters. So the inner one is same length as outer. Need to bring back lots of material when I go to India :)
     
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    Twisting the hair into the fabric at the start is a thing I dont particularly like, I have seen most of the people in Youtube videos doing this. I prefer the proper top-knot while tying my Patiala-shahi turban and casual round-turban.
     
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  7. Harkiran Kaur

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    My hair is very thick and coarse so it won't stay in a top knot... It bounces right back out! So twisting it in the cloth is the only way I can keep it together while tying.
     
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    Try the rubber band :D
     
  9. Harkiran Kaur

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    I do already :p I need the rubber band to keep it in a ponytail on top of my head just so I can actually twist it in the cloth without it jumping out at the sides as I start to twist! LOL My kesh really has a mind of its own!! haha
     
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    Haha....tough luck then....:D
     
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    Now you know why I took to tying dastar so easily huh? LOL

    It just makes life SOOOOO much easier to contain it all inside a dastar. Before, I would spend an hour blowing my hair dry and then using a flat iron to straighten it just so it would not look like I stuck my finger in a light socket! hahaha Now 15 mins I can do gol dastar, and it's all contained! Plus the bonus is in the wind, my hair does not get in front of my eyes anymore either.
     
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    Akasha ji,

    Guru fateh.

    You look great and now a days it is a trend to change the turban styles among both sexes in the diaspora. So, just please yourself the way you want to.

    @ Aristotle ji,

    I am one of the dying species who does not tie Patiala style pug. :)

    Regards

    Tejwant Singh
     
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    Actually my turban does not have much of a Nok too. In fact, I just get 3-5 minutes in the morning to get my turban tied up, so cant work on it much...
     
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    Akasha ji just a short note to say you look radiant and majestic. May Guru ji bless you on your chosen path, always.

    Rajinder Singh 'Arshi'
     
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