pagri cloth

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pagri cloth (uncountable)

  1. (India, textile) A fabric used for turbans and other garments
    • 1916, The Royal Engineers Journal, p. 237, [1]
      Pagri-cloth coats are useful in the hot weather
    • 1934, George Orwell, Burmese Days, Chapter 14, [2]
      He looked so splendidly manly, with his pagri-cloth shirt open at the throat, and his shorts and puttees and shooting boots!
    • 1977, James Elliott, India, London: Batsford, p. 191, [3]
      As an optional extra you can, if you are a man, buy a length of gaily coloured pagri cloth, pink, red, chocolate or fretted brown or white, and have it wound on your head as a turban in the distinctive Rajput style.