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The History Of Scarves
Jan 10, 2018

Mid-sixteenth century: Starting from a piece of cloth

As early as 3000 BC, the Egyptians used a loincloth, a fringed dress, the ancient Greek cloth wrapped clothing can find traces of similar scarves. Scarf was originally the main function of the cold.

Around the Middle Ages, cloth napkins started in northern Europe or ancient North France and other places, is considered the ancestor of modern scarves.

After the mid-16th century, the original warmth function was gradually replaced by decoration, thin silk became the mainstream, and later gradually evolved into the so-called triangular scarf, towel and so on.

From the seventeenth century to the end of the eighteenth century: aristocratic privilege era.

Between the 16th and the 17th centuries, scarves were mainly used as headscarves, often associated with hats.

By the end of the seventeenth century, a triangular scarf emerged from hand-embroidered lace and gold thread and silver thread. European women put on their arms and knotted around their necks and neck or chest, Fixed, both warm and decorative role.

By the time of the heyday of the French Bourbon, Louis Xiv's decency, Triangle scarf was listed as an important accessory in apparel and normalized. High society began to scarf to decorate the costumes, many kings and nobility to scarf to decorate the masculine style.

The late eighteenth century, triangular scarf evolved into a long towel, can be around the chest in the back of the line, the material is thin cotton or fine linen points.

Nineteenth Century: elegant scarf era

At the end of the eighteenth century, Napoleon led the army to Egypt, accidentally introducing a shawl to France. During the war between France and France, France was unable to import shawls and began to imitate the manufacture. Since then, nearly a hundred years, complex shawls become almost part of the clothes. With the French Revolution and the British Industrial Revolution, the industries in mainland Europe developed slowly. Machine-made shawls and scarves were mass-produced. Originally aristocratic luxury items, they began to play an important role in women's wardrobes.

Twentieth Century: scarf revolution

In the twentieth century, women fully played the wisdom of using scarves, and it began to accompany women into the streets and into the workplace.

The real formation of modern scarves in the twenties, jumping out of the traditional use of long shawls and headscarves, silk scarves began to be used, scarf folding, knot and other techniques slowly by the attention. Thirties, the square scarf and scarf popular materials mostly silk or rayon, color is very bold, highly design style of the brand popular. By the 1960s, well-known designers and brands have designed the scarves to debut, and the scarves became the development accessories for the apparel brands. Seventies, hippie folk-style floral headdress scarves, winter indispensable scarf or long shawl, are very popular. Walked through the sixties and seventies folk style, designers have to find new creative inspiration. In the eighties, scarves have become essential female clothing accessories, all kinds of old and new scarves Department of law, the scarves into the most volatile jewelry. The nineties, the retro wave back to the fashion industry.