A piece of cloth worn as a turban headdress by Creole women from Louisiana.
- The woman wore a tignon of brightly colored madras cotton and a dark kersey shawl over a long dress of coarse linen.
- These women fought the new restriction by wearing elaborately designed and brilliantly colored tignons.
- In response, Creole women used their sense of style to devise elaborate tignons or head wraps, which emphasized their attractiveness.
Louisana French, from French tigne, dialect variant of teigne 'moth'.
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