Scarves - chic fashion accessories for us!

Scarves - chic fashion accessories for us!

A beautiful silk scarf can change the way you look in an otherwise drab dress to a party. Scarves have become an essential embellishment for women and men alike. A colourful piece of cloth that is tied around the neck or head, this humble length of fabric originated in ancient Rome. Of what we see now, it was essentially worn to protect the face and head from dirt. It was also referred to as 'sudarium' or literally, 'sweat cloth' and was popular with men who lived in deserts etc.
But with the change in fashion, scarf has become a fashion tool for most women. Scarves are of many types: silk, cotton-linen, woolen, embroidered etc. Some are handmade and others are the product of the machine. Every scarf has a tale to tell. Embroidered scarves are traditional in look and feel. They may have a story or a pattern weaved and embroidered in scarf. These are mainly done by designers or expert craftsmen, and these embroidered scarves date back to the roman times. Traditionally meant to be used in the summer to wipe sweat, now they have been given a new look with wool as well, used in the winters. Woollen scarves have become a favourite piece of knitted accessory.They add to the look other than being comfortable to wear.
Unlike embroidered scarves, which can be in subtle colours, when one thinks of handmade scarves----they are usually in bright colours. They are beautiful pieces of art made with fabric paints. And since it is painted, the textile or fabric they are painted on is very important, such as cotton, wool, chiffon, satin or georgette. Handmade scarves look beautiful when teamed with beach dresses.
Silk scarves are the most expensive of all scarves. They have been made popular by the warriors of Chinese emperor Cheng. It apparently came into existence during 1000 B.C. They were used to keep the body warm. Nowadays, they fulfill both the purposes, comfort and fashion. Last but not the least, beaded scarves are seen mostly in parties. They are generally worn by women. The beads are woven on a piece of cloth, and they are generally in different colours, the most popular and preferred being white.

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