A headkerchief is a thin piece of cloth worn on the head. It is usually triangular in shape and ties at the back of the head or under the chin to keep in place. Headkerchiefs are for casual wear.
Headscarves are long pieces of material made in silks, cottons, wool, linens — just about any fabric can be used. They are worn over a woman’s hair and head, leaving the face uncovered, or can be tied around the head as a stylish headband.
Headscarves can be worn for fashion, protection from the elements, or as religious observance.
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