sometimes spelled as bandannas, have many uses
including gang colors, dust masks, handkercheifs,
sun shades, doo rags and more. In today's world
the most common uses appear to be as gang colors
for groups such as the Crips (blue), Bloods (red)
and Latin Kings (yellow or black) and for use by
chemotherapy patients as head coverings when loss
of hair occurs.
Although bandanas certainly have
many functional and practical uses, it seems that
the bandanna has fast become a fashion accessory,
fashion statement, and even an identification
badge showing the wearers loyalties to a group or
association such as gang bandanas, biker
bandannas, cowboy bandanas and more.