What headwear does each leader wear?

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  1. AriaLyric

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    Now that we've gotten what is probably the last civ & leader of Civ 6 (hoping there's more later but not counting on it), I'm thinking I might want to see if I could set up a leader hats elimination thread when there's a gap in elimination threads, since I'm pretty sure I've seen some people bring up the idea of holding one. But I realized that I don't actually know what to call most of the leaders' headwear, and there's also some edge cases I'm not sure about whether they count as headwear at all. So I figured for now I could set up this thread where we discuss what to call each piece of headwear, and what counts.

    Questions about what counts as headwear:
    Glasses? (Wilfred Laurier, Gandhi, etc)
    Hair accessories/ties? (Kupe, Dido, Poundmaker)
    Masks? (Pericles, Magnificence Catherine)

    And here's a list (which I'll update) keeping track of what to call each piece of hearwear. Names I'm unsure of, or think there might be a better or more specific name for, are in green. Items I think might not count are in orange.
    Spoiler warning: big list :
    Alexander - helmet
    Amanitore - crown
    Ambiorix - N/A
    Bà Triệu - khăn vấn
    Basil II - crown
    Catherine (Black Queen) - french hood
    Catherine (Magnificence) - metal net thingy, mask
    Chandragupta - uṣṇīṣaḥ (उष्णीषः)
    Cleopatra - helmet-thingy
    Cyrus - diadem
    Dido - hairband
    Eleanor (England) - rose(?) wreath
    Eleanor (France) - crown
    Frederick Barbarossa - crown
    Gandhi - glasses
    Genghis Khan - helmet
    Gilgamesh - crown/helmet
    Gitarja - crown, white frangipani
    Gorgo - N/A
    Hammurabi - crown
    Harald Hardrada - spangenhelm, those little hair hold-y thingies in his beard
    Hojo Tokimune - eboshi
    Jadwiga - crown
    Jayavarman VII - N/A
    João III - tudor bonnet
    John Curtin - beach hat/fedora, glasses
    Kristina - N/A
    Kublai Khan - N/A
    Kupe - hair tie
    Lady Six Sky - crown/headdress
    Lautaro - headband
    Mansa Musa - kufi
    Matthias Corvinus - corona triumphalis
    Menelik II - hat, white cloth underneath hat
    Montezuma - crown/headdress/helmet
    Mvemba a Nzinga - hat
    Pachacuti - crown
    Pedro II - N/A
    Pericles - Corinthian helmet
    Peter - N/A
    Philip II - N/A
    Poundmaker - hair hold-y thingy
    Qin Shi Huang - mianguan crown
    Robert the Bruce - crown
    Saladin - turban
    Seondeok - Crown of Silla
    Shaka - hat
    Simón Bolívar - N/A
    Suleiman - kavuk
    Tamar - crown, hair hold-y thingies
    Bull Moose Teddy - glasses
    Rough Rider Teddy - cowboy hat, glasses
    Tomyris - helmet
    Trajan - corona triumphalis
    Victoria - George IV State Diadem
    Wilfrid Laurier - pince-nez
    Wilhelmina - hat
     
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    Harald Hardrada's Helmet is what is called a spangenhelm, I think.
     
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    For the record, João III is not just wearing a hat but a Tudor bonnet.

    Also, Gitarja's flower is a white frangipani
     
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    Laurier's spectacles are called "pince-nez". Seondeok's headgear is the Crown of Silla. John Curtin is wearing a beach hat or fedora.

    Pericles is wearing a Corinthian Helmet, Trajan and Matthias wear a gilded victory wreath in the shape of laurel leaves (a corona triumphalis)

    Mansa Musa's hat is not a fez. It has a specific name but I do not know what it is in the Malinese language. I also believe Frederick and Victoria's crowns have specific names, just like Seondeok's.
     
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    Victoria appears to wear the George IV State Diadem.
     
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    Musa is wearing a kufi, a traditional West African hat.
    Also, Suleiman is not wearing a turban, but a kavuk.
     
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    Correct.
     
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    The flower that Gitarja is wearing seems to be the Plumeria, or frangipani (champa/chafa in various Indian languages) which is very widely found in South and Southeast Asia. It is considered sacred in Hindu-Buddhist-Jain traditions and is very culturally significant in these regions. You can find women adorning their heads with such flowers in South and Southeast Asia even today.

    Chandragupta Maurya's turban seems to be what has been known as uṣṇīṣin (uṣṇīṣin, as pointed by @AriaLyric below refers to the wearer of the turban, the right word for the turban would be uṣṇīṣaḥ) and you can find depictions of such headwear on sculptures from later Mauryan era.
     
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    Thank you everyone for the corrections! I've updated the list with what we have so far
    I looked it up, and from what I can see, uṣṇīṣin is used either as an adjective meaning "wearing a turban/diadem" or a noun meaning "turban-/diadem-wearer" or a type of temple. I could see it also being applied to the name of what he's wearing too tho, but I'm not sure. Is there a source you used that i cant find?
     
  11. Meluhhan

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    You're correct. The word uṣṇīṣin is indeed used as an epithet to refer to the wearer of the turban than the turban itself. Thank you for pointing it out. The word for the turban is rather uṣṇīṣaḥ or uṣṇīṣaṁ.
    For reference: https://www.sanskritdictionary.com/uṣṇīṣaḥ/10183/4
    Spoiler Entry for uṣṇīṣaḥ from the Apte Sanskrit Dictionary :

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