What is the thing called cowboys wear around their neck? A bolo tie (sometimes bola tie or shoestring necktie) is a type of necktie consisting of a piece of cord or braided leather with decorative metal tips (called aiguillettes) and secured with an ornamental clasp or slide.
What is a western wild rag? The answer, undoubtedly, is the scarf, also known as a neckerchief, handkerchief, or, as so many in our world refer to it, the wild rag. Wild rags come in an array of colors, patterns and sizes to fit the style of any cowboy or cowgirl. Photo by Ross Hecox. Wild rags come in many different colors, patterns and sizes.
Why do cowboys wear bandannas? It could be used as a mask to filter the dust when riding drag behind the cattle herd. It came in handy as a sling for broken arms or as a tourniquet. It made a good wash rag when needed and could filter dirty water for drinking. It was also great sunburn protection and good for weather all around.
What’s the difference between a wild rag and a bandana? Some argue that a bandana is a wild rag, but a wild rag isn’t a bandana. Functionally speaking, they are one and the same: a stylish, yet very functional piece of fabric. The Cowboy Accountant describes it well in this post: a scarf worn about the neck for both work and play.