Silk Scarves – Van Gogh’s Oil Painting – Pink Peach Tree in Blossom

Silk scarves are loved by millions of women. Scarves have been one part of women’s lives. Then what kind of scarf do you collect in your wardrobe? There are some traditional styles which can always satisfy someone’s requirements. But the fashionable styles are much more popular among the young and the fashion leaders. The Van Gogh’s oil painting silk scarves are among the most popular scarves.

If you are a fan of Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings, these kinds of silk scarves will catch your eyes immediately. They are in gorgeous colors. Even though you are not the fan of Van Gogh, you will also love these beautiful patterns. Look at these pictures carefully; you can always see something. Here take the “Pink Peach Tree in Blossom” for example.

  

When the weather in Arles, France, turned mild in March, Van Gogh reveled in the changing landscape. By the end of March all the fruit trees – plum, apricot, pear, apple, and cherry — were either budded or in full bloom. Van Gogh worked rapidly with flickering strokes to capture the beautiful but fleeting effect. While painting pink peach trees he received news of the death of Anton Mauve. The older painter had urged Van Gogh to use color freely, and Vincent dedicated this painting to his memory.

Actually, you will find most of the Van Gogh’s painting silk scarves are so special and meaningful. Get one for yourself, and they will not disappoint you.

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The Leopard Spots Print Scarf

Scarf is always the element of fashion. Although a scarf is just a piece of fabric, it’s as important as pearl or other jewelry in women’s heart. It’s cheaper than most of the jewelry (maybe some of the scarves are very expensive, such as Hermes scarf), you can afford it so easily. During all the scarves, there is one kind pattern of scarf that is loved by most women, namely the leopard sports print scarf.

Actually the leopard spots print scarf trend is nothing new. It’s considered as a good investment because of its timeless look and is considered a fall and winter closet essential for trendy fashionistas.

Different fabric leopard spots print scarves give people different feelings. The chiffon scarf looks so flowing. The silk scarf makes you much elegant. Different people tie scarves in different ways. Usually the simple way is the good way. Wear the leopard scarf on only one part of your body. Spreading the leopard patterns elsewhere on your body looks overdone and funny. If you want the scarf to be big enough to wrap around your shoulders for a trendy layer look, then make sure you take note of the size of the leopard shawl. Have your cloth tape measure ready to determine if it’s big enough for your needs.

If you are a trendy, a leopard sport print scarf must be your shopping target.

Scarf – Show Your Beauty

 

Scarf is always in women’s fashion. A scarf can give you endless possibilities for enhancing the look of your wardrobe. Scarf always go ahead of the fashion. Different colors, different shapes, different fabrics, and different patterns give scarves the most versatile accessory reputation. As for the ways to tie a scarf, you can do it according to your imagination. There is no fixed ways. That’s another reason why so many girls like scarves. You can just put a long scarf around your neck loosely to show your good mood. A neckerchief tied around the neck with a bow is also a good idea. If you are a boy, a Scottish style scarf or a plaid pattern scarf can make you much more handsome.  Do you just wear your scarf around your neck? Actually, wearing it on your head or around the waist is also a good idea. You can also decorate your handbag with a beautiful scarf. As long as you can image it, scarf can do it. Although a scarf is just a piece of silk or other fabric, its value is not less than a pearl necklace or other jewelry at all. Audrey Hepburn had once said, “When I wear a silk scarf, I never feel so definitely like a woman, a beautiful woman.” No matter it’s hot summer or cold winter, scarf is always suitable for you.

Hermes Silk Scarf

If you are wearing very ordinary clothes, a silk scarf can enhance your characteristic immediately. No matter you are in an amusement place or in formal occasions, the silk scarf is always the good choice to catch others’ eyes. During the famous silk scarves, most silk scarf enthusiasts will think of Hermes silk scarf. Excellent quality and unique design are the main reasons for its great reputation.

It is said that a Hermes silk scarf is sold every 38 seconds throughout the world. No matter it’s true or not, one thing we can confirm is that when you understand Hermes, you will also want to get one.

Hermes actually has a very long history. The Hermes family, originally Protestant Germans, settled in France in 1828. In 1837, Thierry Hermes first established Hermes as a harness workshop dedicated to purveying to European noblemen. His goal was to create the finest wrought harnesses and bridles for the carriage trade. Through the struggle of several generations, Hermes became well known. It doesn’t only focus on the harnesses and bridles. With the developing, Hermes became so famous in Fashion. Hermes bags, Hermes clothing, Hermes perfumes and Hermes silk scarves are also the well known products.

Until now, one of Hermes’ most recognized products remains its signature silk scarves. The modern Hermes scarves measures 90cm2 weighs 65 grams and is woven from the silk of 250 mulberry cocoons. All Hermes scarves are hand-printed using multiple. Silk screens and the hems are all hand-stitched. Forty-three is the highest number of screens used for one scarf to date (the charity scarf released in 2006), one screen for each color on the scarf. Since 1937, Hermes has produced over 2,500 designs, with the horse motif ones being particularly famous and popular.

Hermes silk scarf is so exquisite that it takes 18 months to fabricate. If you own such a silk scarf, although it will be expensive, you will feel it’s worth it.

Is Your Silk Scarf Genuine or Artificial?

It’s not an easy thing to tell the genuine silk scarf from the artificial scarf. Here are some useful ways to help you to distinguish whether your silk scarf is genuine silk or not.

1. The Burn Test
The most simple and useful way may be the burn test. The steps are also very easy.
Pull a loose thread from the silk product you’re trying to identity.
Then hold the thread over a nonflammable surface and light it on fire. Make sure that you extinguish the match or lighter immediately afterward. What should happen?
The thread should simply ball up and turn to ash when lit. And it will also give off the smell of burning hair. (Both substances mainly consist of a fibrous protein – fibroin in the case of silk and keratin in the case of hair.)
The ash should be black and crispy.
As soon as the flame is removed, the thread should do nothing more (no further burning).
If the silk is artificial, the smell doesn’t like burning hair, and the ash should not be soft and chalky.

2. Luster
Luster is the most important characteristic of genuine silk. It’s a result of the combination of threads of different single colors in each of the weft and warp. The effect gives a surface ‘shine’ and appears to change color as the angle of light on it changes.
If the silk are artificial, it will shine white, no matter what the angle of the light is.

3. Wedding Ring Test
This test does not apply to all silk, because some silks are much heavier than other. Usually, genuine silk of lower ply can be easily threaded and pulled through a wedding ring. This demonstrates how silky smooth and flexible real silk is.
Artificial one tent to scrunch up, making it difficult to pull them through.

With these tips, we can tell the genuine silk scarf from the artificial more easily.

Way to Wash Silk Scarf


Silk scarves are elegant adornments. We always want them keep the beautiful colors and shapes as new. If we hold the right way to wash them, it’s not impossible. Here is the way to clean the silk scarf by hand.
1. No matter you choose a soap or dishwashing detergent, be sure to test it on a small portion of the scarf to determine the colorfastness of the scarf. If the color of the silk changes in any way, consider using a small amount of delicate fabric soap.
2. If the soap or dishwashing detergent passed the test, then soak the scarf in lukewarm water with the soap or dishwashing detergent for about 2 minutes. You can also put a small quantity of salt in the water before washing the scarf. It can help prevent color from bleeding. Then you can rub the scarf gently.
3. Rinse the scarf in cool and clean water.
4. Add some vinegar, and rinse again. The vinegar will help brighten the color and shine of the silk. Be sure to rinse out all of the vinegar.
5. After the scarf is completely rinsed, squeeze softly to get excess water out and lay it flat in between two towels. If you need ironing, iron on a medium setting while scarf is still slightly damp.
It’s easy, right?

The History of Scarf

Nowadays, scarves have been indispensable in many women’s life. A scarf is used today not only for warmth and comfort. The decoration effect is also quite important. Have you ever wondered where this fashion thing came from? In history, the scarf is much more than a piece of fabric used to add some style to an outfit.

The first reported origin of the scarf known to man is dated back to the ancient roman times. Romans were renowned for having an advanced lifestyle for their times and they used the scarf not to keep warm but as a sweat cloth ties around their neck or as a belt. In the army, the commanders wore red scarves over their armor.

After the fall of Rome empire scarves were inherited by Romania and Croatia. When Croatian army came to Paris in 1648 to celebrate the victory over Turks, every soldier wore a scarf. Those scarves were called cravats.

King of France Louis XIV was very impressed with scarves that he created a new position at his court: a servant whose responsibilities were just to keep the scarves ready and make sure there was plenty. Louis XIV also decided that scarf should be a symbol of royalty.

At the end of 17th century Peter the Great created first organized and trained Russian army. At first officers and soldiers were dressed in the same attire but later Peter decided to add scarves to the officer’s uniform. Those scarves were three-colored (colors of Russian flag) and were worn over the shoulder with a tie on the hip.

In 1790 during the huge silk scarves called “incroyable” became very popular. In 1796 Pavel I became an emperor of Russia. He did not like the idea of wearing scarves and scarves in the army became forbidden.

Then the popularity of scarves steadily grew through 19th century when scarf became a necessary part of every man’s wardrobe. In modern times practically every designer has scarves in his or her collection. Scarf definitely is a very helpful accessory to man’s and especially woman’s wardrobe.

Now the abundance of fabrics and designs makes it easy to create an individual style and enhance the appearance of a person. We can almost get any kind of scarf that we want. We can believe that the popularity of scarves will go on.