What are napkins used for?
Napkins are a way to accent the table and provide its user with an elegant way to clean up after or during eating. You can use them to wipe your mouth, fingers, and they can be placed over your lap to prevent spilt food from dirtying your clothes. You can set them up on the table prior to eating in an elegant fashion, such as folding them neatly in front or at the side of the dinner plate with cutlery. Waiters may also use napkins over their arms to pour wine or to spot clean tables and glasses.