A bandanna or bandana is a type of large, usually colorful, kerchief, usually worn on the head. Bandannas are frequently printed in a paisley pattern. Military Trainmen Bandanas are used often to hold hair back and are a fashionable head accessory. Also great for outdoor workers, farmers, cowboys, fire fighters, dancers, soldiers and more! They can be worn around their neck to wipe the sweat off their faces and keep dust out of their collars. Bandanas can also be worn over the mouth to keep hair and sweat out of the face. They can be used to cover the mouth and nose to lessen inhalation of dust and flames. It also is great for keeping sweat out of the face and eyes.