Scarves are women’s around the neck, used to match clothing, play a decorative role, and have become a must-have clothing accessories for women, all kinds of old and new silk scarves, making scarves the most versatile accessories. It is said that before the Middle Ages, silk scarves began in northern Europe or North France. It began to resist the cold until the middle of the 16th century, as the material of the cloth changed, and then developed into a decorative accessory. As early as 3000 BC, the Egyptians used loincloths, tasseled dresses, and ancient Greek-era cloths to find traces of scarves. Silk scarves were originally designed to protect the cold. Around the Middle Ages, cloth towels from northern France and other places in Northern France were considered to be the ancestors of modern silk scarves.
After the mid-16th century, the original warmth function was gradually replaced by decoration, and the thin and thin silk became the mainstream. Later, it gradually evolved into the so-called triangle scarf and decorative towel. From the seventeenth century to the end of the eighteenth century: the privileged era of the nobility. Between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, scarves were mainly used as headscarves, often combined with hats. By the end of the seventeenth century, there was a triangle scarf hand-embroidered with lace and gold and silver threads. European women put them on their arms and wrapped around their necks, knotting under the neck or chest, with floral ornaments. Fixed, both warm and decorative. At the heyday of the French Bourbon dynasty, when Louis XIV was in power, the triangle scarf was listed as an important accessory in the costume and standardized. The upper class began to decorate Chinese costumes with scarves. Many princes and nobles also used men’s scarves to decorate the male style. At the end of the eighteenth century, the triangle scarf gradually evolved into a towel, which can be worn around the chest, and the material is thin cotton or fine linen.
Leading the army to Egypt, accidentally introduced a shawl for France. During the Anglo-French war, France was unable to import shawls and began to imitate manufacturing. Since then, for nearly a hundred years, the complex shawls have become almost a part of the clothes. With the French Revolution and the British Industrial Revolution, the European continent’s industry developed slowly. Machine-made shawls and scarves were mass-produced. Originally, they were unique to the nobles and began to play an important role in the wardrobe of ordinary women. In the twentieth century, women fully realized the wisdom of using silk scarves, and it began to accompany women to the streets and into the workplace. The true formation of modern silk scarves was in the 1920s, the traditional use of long shawls and headscarves, the silky long towels began to be used, and the techniques of folding, knotting and the like of the scarves were slowly taken seriously.
In the 1930s, the popular materials for square scarves and long towels were mostly silk or rayon. The colors were very bold and the design styles were popular. In the 1960s, silk scarves designed by well-known designers and brands were on the scene, and silk scarves became the development accessories for clothing brands. In the 1970s, hippie folk style flower headscarves, winter indispensable large scarves or long shawls were very popular. After the folk customs of the 1960s and 1970s, designers have been looking for new creative inspiration. In the 1980s, scarves have become a must-have accessory for women, and all kinds of old and new scarves have made silk scarves the most versatile. In the 1990s, the retro trend returned to the fashion world.