Balbir Singh Sodhi's Sikh Turban

Balbir Singh Sodhi's Sikh Turban

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Days after the Twin Tower attacks on September 11, 2001, Balbir Singh Sodhi, a Sikh gas station owner, was shot to death in Mesa, Arizona in one of the first acts of retaliation targeting Arab Americans, Muslim Americans, and South Asian Americans. This turban, which he once wore, was donated to the National Museum of American History by his family.
Location
Currently on loan
Object Name
turban
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
blue (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 111 1/2 in x 80 1/2 in; 283.21 cm x 204.47 cm
ID Number
2011.0255.01
catalog number
2011.0255.01
accession number
2011.0255
Credit Line
Gift of Rana Singh Sodhi
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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