Framed Bandanas: Americana The Beautiful

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Did you see the bandana feature in July's Martha Stewart Living? Classic cowboy-beloved bandanas are used and displayed in such gorgeous and sophisticated ways, they feel exotic and new...As the article teaches us, bandanas have always had a bit of international flair, despite being iconically "American". Even the word bandana is derived from the Hindi "bandhana", which means "to tie". Bandanas are put to many uses by the always-crafty MSL team, such as table-topper (under glass), wastebasket cover, and lampshade. It was the framed bandanas that hit me hardest of all. What a subtle but striking display! That range of indigo would look good with anything, like jeans you can hang on your wall. The story's creators admit that these are all particularly fine (and rare) vintage examples — to the antique mall!

Image: The Crafts Department for Martha Stewart Living

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