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A ski mask

A balaclava (or ski mask) is a type of clothing worn over the head. It has holes for eyes, the mouth and the nose.[1] They are normally worn to protect from cold weather, and is often worn by skiers.

The name "balaclava" comes from the town of Balaklava, near Sevastopol in Crimea, Russian Federation.[2]

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  1. K. K. Maitra (15 November 2007). Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Clothing and Textiles. Mittal Publications. p. 402. ISBN 978-81-8324-205-9. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
  2. Games, Alex (2007). Balderdash & piffle : one sandwich short of a dog's dinner. London: BBC. ISBN 978-1-84607-235-2.