Her emotional declaration was all the more memorable because Hokmina wore the turban and clothes of a Pashtun man.
“Right now when people see a turban on the news they see it in a very negative way,” he says.
She decided—for the first time in her life—to begin wearing a turban.
1560s, from Middle French turbant, from Italian turbante (Old Italian tolipante), from Turkish tülbent "gauze, muslin, tulle," from Persian dulband "turban." The change of -l- to -r- may have taken place in Portuguese India and thence been picked up in other European languages. A men's headdress in Muslim lands, it was popular in Europe and America c.1776-1800 as a ladies' fashion.