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Bandanas - Know Thy History

Posted on May 23 2021

Bandanas - Know Thy History

Poster from The History of Bandanas

Bandanas! These simple little square fabrics are loved by people from all walks or life. In America they define a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll or perhaps it’s a whole lot of county and a shit load of rock and roll. From urban youth to old cowboys, Southwestern decor to lowrider culture, bandanas are entrenched in American culture now and for the foreseeable future.

But what about the past? Think you know all there is to know about the bandana? Let’s put that to the test. I tend to read a lot about bandanas and paisley in my design work, so I’ve been able to filter out the most fun and informative articles for you to read.

Before you can claim to be truly bandana-savvy, check out these three great articles and school yourself in the history of bandanas.


1) The Subversive History of Bandanas as a Fashion Accessory


2) The History of the Bandana


3) A Brief and Amusing History of Paisley

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