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What Is Silk Scarf?

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Introduction of Scarves

As we all know, scarf is a accessory , which is used to match with clothing and play a decorative role. At the same time, it has become a must-have clothing accessory for women.

Development of Scarves

It is said that before about the Middle Ages, scarves appeared in northern Europe or northern France. At first, it only served as a protection against the cold. Until the middle of the 16th century, the material of this cloth continued to change, and then developed into decorative accessories. After the middle of the 16th century, the original warming function was gradually replaced by decoration. The thin silk became mainstream, and it gradually evolved into the so-called triangular scarf and decorative towel.


Between the 16th and 17th centuries, silk scarves were mainly used as headscarves, often matched with hats. By the end of the seventeenth century, a triangular scarf was hand-embroidered with lace, gold and silver threads, which European women wore around their arms and around their necks, knotted under the neck or chest, and decorated with flowers Fixed, both warm and decorative. In the heyday of the French Bourbon dynasty, when Louis XIV was in power, the triangular scarf was listed as an important accessory in the dress and standardized. High society began to decorate Chinese clothes with scarves, and many princes and nobles also decorated men with scarves. At the end of the eighteenth century, the triangular scarf gradually evolved into a long scarf, which can be tied around the chest and behind the back. The material is made of thin cotton or fine linen.

At the end of the eighteenth century, Napoleon led his army to Egypt and accidentally introduced a shawl to France. During the British-French war, France was unable to import shawls and began to imitate manufacturing. Since then, for nearly a hundred years, the colorful shawl has almost become a part of clothes. With the French Revolution and the British Industrial Revolution, the industry in continental Europe gradually developed. Machine-made shawls and scarves were produced in large quantities. Originally a luxury unique to aristocracy, they began to play an important role in the wardrobe of ordinary women.

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In the twentieth century, women fully exerted the wisdom of using scarves. It began to accompany women on the streets and into the workplace. The real formation of modern silk scarves was in the 1920s, which broke away from the traditional use of long shawls and headscarves. Silk long scarves began to be used, and the skills of folding and knotting scarves were gradually taken seriously. In the 1930s, the most popular materials for square scarves and long scarves were silk or rayon, with very bold colors and very popular design brands. In the 1960s, scarves designed by well-known designers and brands appeared one after another, and the scarves became a locked development accessory for clothing brands. In the 1970s, hippie folk style flower headbands, large scarves or long shawls indispensable in winter, were very popular. After the folk customs of the 1960s and 1970s, designers have sought new creative inspiration. By the 1980s, scarves had become a necessary clothing accessory for women. Various new and old scarves were used to make scarves the most changeable accessories. In the 1990s, the retro trend returned to the fashion world.

As a symbol of fashion, in modern society, silk scarves have become an indispensable dressing for some trendy people. Maybe you do not have a silk scarf yet now, then you can try it to make yourself more fashionable and shining. And our company PENGFA SILK with many years experience in silk industry has designed various silk scarves for different needs. If you are interested in any style, welcome to contact us.



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