Cuban Tradition of the Day: El Pañuelo (the handkerchief)

My father carried one of these in his pocket every single day, never leaving the house without it. He used it to wipe the sweat off his brow and once, as a tourniquet tied around my finger when I was a child to dig out a nasty splinter with his pocket knife.

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  1. My grandfather had a collection and while a lot of things find their way back (straight razors, vinyl records, fountain pens, boxers, ANTIFA…) I think the handkerchief died along with suspenders and hats.

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