Did you Know That...
Portuguese and Spanish wore borded scarfs on the head and dropped on their shoulders, while the French opted for smaller handkerchiefs tied around their necks.
In the court of Louis XIV, the handkerchief was used abundantly due to preexisting health problems, giving rise later to the napkins.
During the 14th century, king Richard II of England invented the the cloth handkerchief to wipe his nose.
The headscarf was used to prevent the spread of lice on vessels coming from Europe.