"No reader of the 'Thousand and One Nights' can have forgotten Haroun Al Rascid, the caliiph of Bagdad, who encountered so many adventures in perambulating the streets of his capital, disguised, in company with his vizier, and his black slave Mesrour." — Goodrich, 1844

Haroun Al Rascid

"No reader of the 'Thousand and One Nights' can have forgotten Haroun Al Rascid, the caliiph of Bagdad,…

An ancient crown/turban.

ancient crown/turban

An ancient crown/turban.

A native of India.

Indian

A native of India.

"Jehangire kept his court at Delhi, one of the most splendid cities of the East, where he called the Shere Afkun to his preference. He received him graciously, and conferred new honors upon him." — Goodrich, 1844

Jehangire

"Jehangire kept his court at Delhi, one of the most splendid cities of the East, where he called the…

"There are scores of men in long gowns, with white, red, blue, or green turbans about their heads." —Carpenter, 1902

Turkish men

"There are scores of men in long gowns, with white, red, blue, or green turbans about their heads."…

A mitre, or sacred turban of the Jewish high priest.

Mitre

A mitre, or sacred turban of the Jewish high priest.

A woman's head dress, having long flaps hanging down the sides of the cheeks, worn during the early part of the eighteenth century.

Pinner

A woman's head dress, having long flaps hanging down the sides of the cheeks, worn during the early…

A scene from ancient Egypt, with the pyramids in the background.

Pyramids scene

A scene from ancient Egypt, with the pyramids in the background.

A Saracen on horseback.

The Saracen

A Saracen on horseback.

Various turbans.

Turban

Various turbans.

Man wearing a turban.

Turban

Man wearing a turban.

"TURBAND. In coats of arms, where the knight was a Crusader, this figure often appears. It was the form of the sultan's turban at that period." -Hall, 1862

Turband

"TURBAND. In coats of arms, where the knight was a Crusader, this figure often appears. It was the form…

A group of Turks.

Turks

A group of Turks.