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Types of Scarves
Post On:2013-11-18 08:11:27
Now an essential fashion accessory, scarves have a long history of using which can be dating back to 1000 B.C. Today there are countless kinds of scarves in the market.
Scarves can be categorized according to the materials used to make them, to the function they serve, and to the kind of designing method employed.
Silk Scarves: Silk is a natural fiber that results in a simply beautiful fabric; it is light and airy, whilst being the strongest natural fiber known to man. This light and radiant fabric has a smooth texture that feels great against the skin and drapes wonderfully.
Wool Scarves: Wool is taken from animals in the Caprinae family, principally sheep; it is used in clothing for its warmth and sheer versatility. The insulating properties of wool can even be used to keep cool; many desert peoples use thin wool scarves to keep out the heat of the midday sun.
Cashmere Scarves: Cashmere wool is spun from the fleece of the Cashmere goat. The fleece is known for its unrivalled softness and can be spun in a variety of yarns and fibers. Cashmere is said to give the highest insulation with the least bulk, making it perfect for light shawls and cashmere scarves that are cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Pashmina Scarves: Pashmina is a type of fine cashmere wool from Himalayan Mountain Goat and is prized for its incomparable softness, warmth and light weight.
Cotton Scarves: Cotton is the most popular natural fiber in the world. The Woven cotton fabric is a wonderfully light, breathable textile and easy to take care.
Acrylic Scarves: Acrylic fabric is a type of fabric made from acrylic fibers; it is an excellent wool substitute. Clothes and scarves made by acrylic are considered as good as or even better than cashmere in softness, light weighted and appearance.
Viscose Scarves: Viscose is created from a combination of natural and man-made components. Viscose rayon has a silky appearance and feel, and also has the ability to breathe in a manner similar to cotton weaves.
Head Scarves: Are the scarves worn on the head either as an adornment or to shield one’s hairdo.
Winter Scarves: Are made of thick fabric (wool, Cashmere, cotton, etc.) great for insulation, are used during the cold winter months to protect oneself from the chill.
Beach Scarves: Are mainly used during beach outings, with designs that depict beach sceneries. They can also be a part of one’s daily accessory.
Neck Scarves: Are worn stylishly around the neck as an adornment or to add a personality to one’s overall look.
Hand Painted Scarves: With designs that are hand painted on the scarves, some of them are paintings from famous artist.
Beaded Scarves: Are scarves decorated with different sizes and colors of beads, laid in different kinds of patterns.
Embroidered Scarves: Most have marvelous thread work patterns.
Kids & Baby Scarves