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Stonewashed Paisley Handkerchief
Versatile cotton handkerchief also known as a bandana. Comes in stonewashed paisley with a soft and flexible feel. Made by one of the last manufacturers of bandanas in the U.S.A. Comes in red, navy, or black. (
The first promotional bandana arrived at the home of George and Martha Washington in 1776 by care of their friend John Hewson, a printmaker, who printed one with George's figure on it. The cloth became known as a "little banner"—a medium for promoting and advertising a range of issues, and then an iconic clothing item seen frequently 'round the neck of John Wayne and other characters from the Wild West. Kerchiefs were also used in the military to wrap injuries or set a broken leg.
Today, the bandana has returned as a versatile clothing item. The cloth comes in stone wash, with a soft and flexible feel, and among other things, serves as a kind alternative to the hundreds of paper tissues you might use and throw away during the cold and dry seasons.
Use & Care
Protect your face or neck, keep it in your pocket as a washable hanky or napkin, or use it to carry a small bundle around in.
Just like a 100% cotton shirt, throw it in the wash with like colors, and air dry or tumble that 'dana on low.
Production & Design
One of the last American manufacturers of bandanas produces these kerchiefs in the South. The company started out selling cigars and tobacco before adopting the Hav-a-Hank logo, which made them famous for their cotton textiles.
The bandanas start out as 100% raw cotton cloth, then are bleached and printed with a die, heat set and finished. The large roll of cotton cloth is then cut into the size of two bandanas and split. The edges are sewn, hand-inspected and folded, and ready for wear.