Bandanas: What Are They?

Clothing has been considered one of the major necessities of mankind, apart from regular intake of food and drink. Having said that, clothes, through the years have greatly adapted to the climate and culture of people, with the clothing and culture having a seemingly indispensable and undeniable relationship. One of the most common styles of t-shirts would have to be the bandana print shirt, which could either refer to the Bandana brand of soft, good quality cotton shirts, or the t-shirts that were made from bandanas that were sewn together. What are these bandanas and what makes them popular?

Key Features

            Bandanas are characterized by being either square in shape, as opposed to conventional handkerchiefs, or a full square, which could be folded into a triangle. It is a soft, thin cloth which is extremely absorbent in nature, and, separates itself from other kinds of cloth or kerchiefs by having a paisley pattern.

What is it used for?

            Apart from being made into t-shirts, bandanas could usually be bought by bulk, and are normally used as an accessory to be worn on the head. These bandanas, however, are not classified as a hat. Aside from preventing sweat from reaching the face, these bandanas could also be used by women for them to secure their hair. This is also used by certain cultures to establish their own unique identity, with an example being American gangs.

What is it made of?

            Bandanas could be made from a wide variety of cloths. This could include pure silk, pure cotton, and some even have a combination of both. Cotton yarns and/or silk yarns, woven together to form a uniform piece of cloth. They usually make use of red, blue, and white cloths, with manual imprinting of a pattern being done.