I grew up wearing a Patka like most Sikh boys. Patka for those who don't know what it is, is a head covering usually worn by Sikh boys to cover their hair (Kesh). Sikhs are required to cover their hair as a sign of respect for our Guru. Most of the patkas we bought, were bought from small vendors outside Gurudwaras. My usual color was black, it was what we wore to school. I am sure we had at least 4-5 colors of patkas. The problem with these patkas was that they were made from fabric that was not good. To top that, the strings would break within a couple of months. My mother would stitch them back only to find the other string would rip the Patka from the other side. fast forward 2 decades and we started selling patkas from the market and I soon realized that the quality of the Patka and the stitching was poor at best. Gosikh.com team decided to acquire the best rubia Patka cloth and make our own patkas. In the last 10 years, no Patka has come back damaged to us. To add to that accomplishment, most parents don't have to buy more than the 5-10 patkas they do buy from us. the Gosikh patkas have strings that are double stitched and the strings are 12 inches in length. The cloth material is Rubia cloth that is the thick material needed for patkas. The patkas come in 3 sizes: Small: 21" x 21" Medium : 24" x 24" Large: 27" x 27" the size above does now include the string size, just the square Patka size. We hope that you will give the Sikh patkas we make, a chance. We offer 100% money back guarantee. We look forward to serving you and being part of your child's daily wear.