About Scarves

A scarf is a piece of fabric worn around the neck, or near the head or around the waist for warmth, cleanliness, fashion or for religious reasons. They can come in a variety of different colors.

In cold climates, a thick knitted scarf, often of wool, is tied around the neck to keep warm.

In drier, dustier warm climates a thin headscarf, kerchief, or bandanna is often worn over the head to keep the hair clean. Over time, this custom has evolved into a fashionable item in many cultures, particularly among women. The cravat, an ancestor of the necktie and bow tie, evolved from scarves of this sort in Croatia.

Religions such as Judaism under Halakhah (Jewish Law) promotes modest dress code among women. Married Jewish women wear a tichel to cover their hair. The Tallit is commonly worn by Jewish men especially for prayers which they wrap around their head to recite the blessing of the Tallit. Young Sikh boys, and sometimes girls often wear a bandanna to cover their hair, before moving onto the turban. Older Sikhs may wear them as an under-turban.

Silk scarves were used by pilots of early aircraft in order to keep oily smoke from the exhaust out of their mouths while flying. Silk Scarves were worn by pilots of closed cockpit aircraft to prevent neck chafing, especially fighter pilots, who were constantly turning their heads from side to side watching for enemy aircraft.

Scarves are also very popular in modern fashion for both women and men. They come in a variety of colours and materials, though the most popular are wool and silk. Fashion scarves can also exist in different shapes including a large square (much like a shawl), a neck square (which can be tied like a small necktie), a large square, extra long (usually able to be wrapped around the neck at least twice or once but reaching the knees), or simply vary in length.

Scarves can be folded in many different ways including the bias band fold, straight fold and triangle fold. Similarly, scarves can then be tied in a multitude of different ways such as the ascot know, bow tie, butterfly wrap, Hollywood knot, light queen, rose knot, slip knot, square knot, and waitdash — just to name a few!

—derived from Wikipedia, Texere Silk

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