A napkin or serviette is a rectangle cloth or paper used at the
table for wiping the mouth while eating. It is usually small and folded.
Conventionally, t he napkin is folded and placed to the left of the
place setting, outside the outermost fork. In an ambitious restaurant
setting, it may be folded into elaborate shapes and displayed on the
empty plate. A napkin may also be held together in a bundle (with
cutlery) by a napkin ring. Alternatively, paper napkins may be
contained with a napkin holder.