The Bandana’s Fascinating History

The bandana, an accessory oftentimes associated with various subcultures, has roots and uses of which many might not be aware—the “handkerchief code,” Japanese fashion and cowboy-style included. With a history dating back to 17th century South Asia and the Middle East, it’s carried a rotating slew of connotations—from resistance to violence, Americana and hip-hop culture—that have immortalized and, sometimes, subverted, its uses. Read more at …