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What Shawls are About

by Lila on March 1, 2011 15:52:39

Wondering what is the best clothing accessory to go along with your fashionable clothes? Shawls might do the trick. This stylish clothing item worn over the shoulders, draped on the arms and upper body and sometimes worn over the head creates a stunning visual image that bodes well with a presentable and stylish wardrobe.

Making a fashion statement nowadays not only depends on your main clothes, but on the other piece of garments draped all over it and shawls provides the edgy look that appeals to many people and is suited for all seasons. For summers it can go well with thin clothing made of soft materials with the shawls wrapped around the neck for instant comfort and lessens the feeling of heat as its soft woven materials rubs against the neck. On cold season, it can be put over the neck, shoulders, upper body as a secondary garment to protect from cold.

Shawls are made in high quality materials from linen, cotton, merino wool, cashmere, pashmina, silk and other fine high quality fabrics manufactured in the world.

Shawls were first introduced as part of traditional costume of both men and women in Persia and were also part of the traditional costume of makes in Kashmir. It is woven by hand in fine twill known as the Orenberg shawl and is also made in various intricate colors, ornately hand woven and embroidered.

Shawls are worn to keep the body warm and to provide a fitting compliment to a costume or a wardrobe, and in other cultures it is worn for symbolic and traditional reasons. One popular type of shawl is the tallit, it is worn by Jewish men when they do their ceremonies and prayers. Present day, shawls are commonly worn for fashion statements mostly at indoor affairs and even on outdoors when the temperature is colder than usual.

Shawls represent ethnicity, uniqueness, beauty and fashion all at the same time making it a popular piece of clothing for many women of different nationalities, religion and cultures around the world.

Nowadays, the fashion world offers shawls suitable for all occasions; concepts made of various designs and have become a familiar sight in many of today’s popular clothing boutiques in both the Eastern and the Western world. It has come a long way since its early inception in ancient Persia to the modern world worn by the modern fashionable woman beaming with a graceful taste.


Comment from Cindy
Posted: June 21, 2014 at 11:48 pm

I think shawls/scarves are the most beautiful accessories – if you know the varieties, or even one way to tie the. Any way to find people locally who share this art for fun or a fee? I desperately want to learn. Thank you.

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