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The History Of The Development Of Scarves

Jul 18, 2017

In the middle of the sixteenth century: start from a cloth


As early as 3000 BC, the Egyptian people used wrapped around the waist cloth, tassel dress, the ancient Greek era of cloth clothes and so can find a trace of similar scarves. Scarf is the first to keep the cold as the main function.

About the centuries or so, began in the Nordic or ancient North France and other places of the cloth towel, is considered the ancestor of modern scarves.

After the mid-16th century, the original warm function gradually replaced by the decoration, thin silk into the mainstream, and later gradually evolved into the so-called triangle scarf, trim towels and so on.

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

Between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, scarves were mainly used as scarves, often combined with hat.

At the end of the seventeenth century, there were triangular scarves made of hand-embroidered lace and gold thread and silver lines. European women put them in their arms and around their necks, knotted under the neck or chest, Fixed, both the role of warm and decorative.

To the French Bourbon dynasty heyday, Louis XIV pro-government, the triangle scarves were classified as important accessories in the dress and standardized. High society began to scarf to embellish the costumes, many royal nobles also to the towel to decorate the male style.

The end of the eighteenth century, the triangle scarf gradually evolved into a long towel, can be around the chest in the back, the material has thin cotton or fine lin.

Nineteenth century: the elegance of scarves

At the end of the eighteenth century, Napoleon led the army to Egypt, accidentally introduced a shawl for France. During the Anglo-French war, France could not import shawls and began to imitate manufacturing. Since then, nearly a hundred years, the color of the shawl is almost part of the clothes. With the French Revolution, the British industrial revolution, the European continent's industry slowly developed, machine-made shawls and scarves were mass production, originally aristocratic unique luxury, in the general women's wardrobe began to play an important role.

Twentieth Century: Scarf Revolution


Twentieth century, women fully play the wisdom of using scarves, it began to accompany women took to the streets, into the workplace.

The real formation of modern scarves is in the twenties, jump out of the long shawl with the traditional use of scarves, silk scarves began to be used, scarves of the folding method, knot and other techniques slowly attention. Thirty years, the square of the scarf and long towel popular materials are mostly silk or rayon, color is very bold, very design style of the brand popular. To the sixties, well-known designers and brands designed by the scarves have debut, scarves become clothing brand lock the development of accessories. Seventies, hippie folk style flower cloth scarf, winter indispensable big scarf or long shawl, are very popular. Through the six or seventies folk customs, designers have to find new creative inspiration. To the eighties, scarves have become women's essential clothing accessories, all kinds of old and new scarf system, so that scarves become the most changing jewelry. Nineties, retro trend and return to the fashion industry.

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