Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Bandana, a printed handkerchief of Indian origin, now largely made in Great Britain. The cloth (usually cotton) is first dyed Turkey red, and then pressed between metal plates on which the pattern is cut. Bleaching liquor is then run in, and discharges the colour from those parts of the cloth to which it is admitted, it being kept out of the other parts by the enormous pressure to which they are meanwhile subjected.