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Boomerang 
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Boomerang
07-10-18 02:16 PM - Post#1693224    


Does anyone know where to get early 18th century dew rags in the appropriate patterns?

 
Black Hand 
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07-10-18 02:26 PM - Post#1693225    

    In response to Boomerang

Find a solid-colored silk bandanna - you can find them at various vendors and Western clothing stores.

 
Stophel 
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Stophel
07-10-18 08:41 PM - Post#1693262    

    In response to Boomerang

I'm sorry.... "dew rags"....?



 
Boomerang 
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Boomerang
07-11-18 05:13 AM - Post#1693281    

    In response to Stophel

  • Stophel Said:
I'm sorry.... "dew rags"....?





LOL. I'm not sure what they were called back then, but I gave it my best shot.

 
BillinOregon 
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07-11-18 08:12 AM - Post#1693297    

    In response to Boomerang

Stophel, I believe it is simply a bandanna worn over the top of the head, pirate style. I could be wrong.

 
Cruzatte 
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Cruzatte
07-11-18 11:41 AM - Post#1693325    

    In response to Stophel

  • Stophel Said:
I'm sorry.... "dew rags"....?




I think the OP meant "do-rags" as in hairdo, not the morning moisture on the roses.

 
Loyalist Dave 
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07-12-18 10:38 AM - Post#1693425    

    In response to Boomerang

They make for crappy head covering (imho) except in time of emergency....,

They don't shade the sun, nor stop the rain from running into the eyes, though they will soak up some sweat, and in cold weather would keep you warmer than no hat at all.

I have a gray neckerchief to which I sewed a half-piece (triangle) of blaze orange ..., it's for my neck without the orange showing...., , unless for some reason I get out to my hunting area with my flinter, and find that I have forgotten my proper blaze orange hat, then it goes on my head, or if I have only my hat and I'm missing my blaze orange vest, then it gets opened to the orange, and it goes around my neck. Sometimes I place it with the orange showing on the opposite side of a large tree which is right behind me, so anybody coming from that side of the tree (the tree is blocking them from seeing my orange) will know a hunter is near.

LD

 
Boomerang 
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Boomerang
07-13-18 09:20 AM - Post#1693520    

    In response to Loyalist Dave

  • Loyalist Dave Said:
They don't shade the sun, nor stop the rain from running into the eyes, though they will soak up some sweat, and in cold weather would keep you warmer than no hat at all. LD



Ya I thought it would work good on hot days to keep the sweat from running down your face nd still be historically correct when shooting woods walks and such.

 
Black Hand 
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Black Hand
07-13-18 10:44 AM - Post#1693529    

    In response to Boomerang

I never wear a brimmed hat, rather 2 silk scarves worn turban-style. I find this most comfortable...

 
tenngun 
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tenngun
07-13-18 05:24 PM - Post#1693571    

    In response to Black Hand

I hate a brim on my hat. I do own a nice little wheel hat and the brim is small enough not to bother me. I also wear a Scots bonnet, a working mans linen cap, or a Monmouth knitted cap. I was looking an Twonsends shifting the past web site. One of the drawings is an eighteenth century street scene from London whit a young lady spreading some sort of handbill. To her side there is a man in why looks like a small brined wheel hat. This is some years before I understood they became popular.

 
Stophel 
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Stophel
07-14-18 01:42 PM - Post#1693643    

    In response to tenngun

Bandanas ("Bandanoes")/handkerchiefs were super common, worn tied around the neck. I've seen references to them tied on the head. There are many portraits of people wearing them "turban style", which I have not figured out yet... Most of these people were probably wearing them to cover their shaved bald heads. Plenty of early 19th century images of Indians wearing them this way.

18th century images show patterns, checks, and spotted designs. Burnley and Trowbridge carry reproduction spotted and printed bandanoes.
http://www.burnleyandtrowbridge.com/neck-handkerchiefs.aspx

Here's a nice original one I just now stumbled upon:



For solid color silk, look for "cowboy wild rags", silk kerchiefs close to 36" square. Easily found on ebay.

 
jrmflintlock 
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jrmflintlock
07-16-18 09:46 AM - Post#1693776    

    In response to Loyalist Dave

I would love to see a photo of how your Blaze orange is attached. I can picture it in use but a photo would be great!

 
Loyalist Dave 
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Loyalist Dave
07-17-18 12:28 PM - Post#1693890    

    In response to jrmflintlock

I'll get my local IT expert, I mean my 18 year old son, and get him to help me learn how to download photos...,

Wish me luck

LD

 
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