According to D*Hub (a project of Australia's Powerhouse Museum), lahariya literally means 'wavy', but the term is often used to describe a tie-dyed design in chevron stripes or zig-zags. The images shown above are details of a wrap-resist-dyed Indian turban, early-to-mid 20th-century, from Sri Threads.
Joss Graham will show a collection of lahariya turbans of Rajasthan at the Arts of Pacific Asia Show, March 14-18. Click here to learn more about the patterns and dying process.
Graham's ad is from Selvedge, issue 27.