Mysuru has its own speciality – the Mysuru Peta. It’s a traditional indigenous attire worn by the erstwhile Kings of Mysore. Kings wore a richly bejewelled turban made of silk and jari (gold threaded lace) to match with colorful dresses as part of the royal attire. Kings wore the traditional Mysuru Peta as a headgear during the Durbar.
The attractive and colourful turban is a headdress made up of a long scarf–like single piece cloth, made of silk or cotton, wound around the head cap and is often decorated with golden or silver laces and beautiful metal pendants that add to its glory and grandeur.
Distinguished people are honoured by the award of a Mysore Peta in formal functions.
Where to buy : Karnataka Silk Industries Corporation Limited