Kerchiefs are square or rectangular pieces of fabric; these are usually folded and used as bandanas. Kerchiefs are generally highly decorated and brightly coloured. These patterns are usually made up of a thick border around the edge and a stylised pattern that radiates from the centre, so that it can be used when folded. The pattern is usually printed on after manufacture but some effects such as tie-dying have to be done before this.

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Written by Kelly Mitchell

Kelly Mitchell, extremely competent and reliable, she is currently in her third year at the University of Lincoln UK, studying Fashion. Kelly is responsible for the Fabrics, Fibers and Leathers sections of our Dictionary

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