In India, magicians look like this:

P. C. Sorcar Jr., an eighth-generation magician,
son of P. C. Sorcar

Jadugar ('magician') Anand, now playing in Chennai

Samrat Shankar

What I'm wondering about is whether the look - fake moustache and eyebrows, turban - is in imitation of Sorcar, the most famous Indian magician; or whether there is some older theatrical tradition, on which they all draw.

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