Scarves

Scarves or scarf is a piece of fabric worn around the neck for warmth, sun protection, cleanliness, fashion, or religious reasons. They can be made in a variety of different materials such as wool, cashmere, linen or cotton. It is a Common type of neck wear. The scarf became a real fashion accessory by the early 19th century for both men and women. By the middle of the 20th century, scarves became “one of the most essential and versatile clothing accessories for both men and women”. In cold climates, a thick knitted scarf, often made of wool, is tied around the neck to keep warm. This is usually accompanied by a heavy jacket or coat. In drier, dustier warm climates, or in environments where there are many airborne contaminants, a thin headscarf, kerchief, or bandanna is often worn over the eyes and nose and mouth to keep the hair clean