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The Dictionary of Fashion History

Valerie Cumming, C. W. Cunnington and P. E. Cunnington


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Dictionary entry

Page: 81

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Period: 1816 to early 20th century.

A term replacing the handkerchief or neckerchief, being a length of usually flimsy material worn round the neck and shoulders.