Day 18: The extraordinary scarf.

by marylee

Silk scarves are a must in any wardrobe.

The scarf had humble beginnings. In ancient Rome, it was used as a sweat cloth, but it transformed into a desirable, fashion accessory, for both sexes.

It was used in China to indicate the rank of warriors.

The French displayed political opinions according to color.

Over time, the scarf indicated social rank, wealth, even love, according to dye and fabric.

It adorns poetic names like stole, cravat, and ascot, has books written on how to wear it, and fashion shows built around it.

A scarf can make an outfit chic, timeless, and extraordinary. 

just not this one.