Resist dyed in the leheriya technique, the unique Leheriya turbans from Jodhpur, Jaipur, Udaipur and Nathdwara in Rajasthan, are prized by the region’s nobility and business community. They bear the characteristic ‘leher’ or wave in two or more colours. When worn, the diaphanous, overlapping layers create a stunning, rippling interplay of colour and stripe. Some complex designs use eight or nine tints to create an extremely intricate visual undulant. These fine muslin turbans are aptly named, reflecting the desert state’s reverence for water.