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  • n. Plural form of headcloth.


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  • The women wore these beadcoins strung on the cord fringes of the net caps they wore in place of headcloths.


  • In addition to their practical uses, headcloths were decorative links to African and slave practices.

    "Make It Yourself": Home Sewing, Gender, and Culture, 1890-1930

  • Their artistry is particularly evident in their headcloths.

    "Make It Yourself": Home Sewing, Gender, and Culture, 1890-1930

  • Making and wearing headcloths was a way for women to use sewing skills to accommodate practical needs while dressing according to their own style.

    "Make It Yourself": Home Sewing, Gender, and Culture, 1890-1930

  • The Jousters all bent their heads beneath the scant shelter of their headcloths, and did their best to endure the uncomfortable journey.


  • Since most men wore elaborately twisted headcloths and women went with at least their hair veiled, almost anyone could easily, at a moment's notice, come by a cloth to twist into a garrote.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • They glittered in the sun, all of them sporting armbands and wrist cuffs of gold, and collars of gemstone beads, fine wigs or elaborate headcloths, and linen kilts of the best fabric with sashes and belts richly embroidered.


  • Male or female, there was no telling; they all dressed alike in those robes, and all wore headcloths and veils that showed only their eyes.


  • They wound headcloths over their heads and splashed water from the skin over themselves, drenching their head clothes and chitons.


  • They reached up to touch Nefer, using their headcloths to wipe up the blood that dribbled down his legs from his wounds.



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