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A scarf (or muffler in British English) is a piece of fabric worn on or near the head or around the neck for warmth, cleanliness, fashion or for religious reasons. A scarf or sometimes, scarph joint is a means of joining two pieces end to end. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Scarves. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Scarves. ... Fabric may mean: Cloth, a flexible artificial material made up of a network of natural or artificial fibres Fabric (club), a London dance club Fibre Channel fabric, a network of Fibre Channel devices enabled by a Fibre Channel switch using the FC-SW topology This is a disambiguation page, a... For other uses of the word head, see head (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fashion (disambiguation). ... Various Religious symbols, including (first row) Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Bahai, (second row) Islamic, tribal, Taoist, Shinto (third row) Buddhist, Sikh, Hindu, Jain, (fourth row) Ayyavazhi, Triple Goddess, Maltese cross, pre-Christian Slavonic Religion is the adherence to codified beliefs and rituals that generally involve a faith in a spiritual...



In cold climates, a thick knitted scarf, often of wool, is tied around the neck to keep warm. This is usually accompanied by a warm hat and heavy coat. Be careful! A scarf, used the wrong way, can be a choking or strangling hazard. Knit hat, yarn, and knitting needles A woman knitting at a coffee shop Knitting is one of several ways to turn thread or yarn into cloth (cf weaving, crochet). ... Long and short hair wool at the South Central Family Farm Research Center in Boonesville, Arizona Wool is the fiber derived from the fur of animals and people of the Caprinae family, principally sheep, but the hair of certain species of other mammals such as goats and rabbits and oxes... A human neck. ... For other uses, see Hat (disambiguation). ... Coat can refer to any one of the following: The fur coat of a mammal. ...

In drier, dustier climates, or in environments where there are many airborne contaminants, a thin headscarf, kerchief, or bandanna is often worn over the head to keep the hair clean. Over time, this custom has evolved into a fashionable item in many cultures, particularly among women. The cravat, an ancestor of the necktie and bow tie, evolved from scarves of this sort in Croatia. Turkish women in eastern Turkey wearing the non-Islamic yemeni headscarfs. ... A woman wears a bandanna on her head. ... Categories: Stub ... Modern neckties, shown here tied as if they were on a person, may be found in a plethora of colours and designs. ... For the grappling position, see double collar tie. ... One option to tie a bowtie The bowtie is a mens fashion accessory, popularly worn with other formal attire, such as suits. ...

Religions such as Islam promote modest dress among women; many Muslim women wear a headscarf often known as a hijab, and in Quranic Arabic as the khimar. Women in the Haredi Judaism community often wear a tichel to cover their hair. Several Christian denominations include a scarf known as a stole as part of their liturgical vestments. For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ... There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... “Higab” redirects here. ... Note: The word Hijab is often used in news reports and common use, by both Muslims and non-Muslims, to refer to a form of headscarf. ... Haredi or chareidi Judaism is the most theologically conservative form of Orthodox Judaism. ... The Tichel is a headscarf worn by some Orthodox Jewish women in compliance with the code of modesty known as Tzeniut. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Wycliffe Tyndale · Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      A denomination, in the... The stole (a liturgical vestment of various Christian denominations) is an embroidered band of cloth, formerly usually of silk, about two and one-half to three metres long and seven to ten centimetres wide, whose ends are usually broadened out. ... Vestments are liturgical garments and articles associated primarily with the Christian religions, especially the Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Methodists, Lutheran and Anglican Churches. ...

Scarves as uniforms

Students in the United Kingdom traditionally wear academic scarves with distinctive combinations of striped colours identifying their individual university or college. This snowman has been dressed in a college scarf belonging to a member of Churchill College, Cambridge. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ...

Members of the Scout Association also wear scarves as part of their uniform, with different colours and logos to represent their scout group. They are also used at camps to represent units, subcamps or the camp as a whole. Fun scarves are also used as memorabilia at Scout events and country scarves are often traded at international gatherings.

Scarves in sport

Since at least the early 1900s, when the phenomena began in Britain, colored scarves have been traditional supporter wear for fans of association football teams across the world, even those in warmer climates. These scarves come in a wide variety of sizes and are made in a club's particular colors and may contain the club crest, pictures of renowned players, and various slogans relating to the history of the club and its rivalry with others. In the United Kingdom, the most popular and traditional type is a simple design with alternating bars of color in the individual team's traditional colors. In continental Europe many Ultras groups produce their own scarf designs. A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Varvari choreography at a Montenegrin First League home match Ultras are a specific type of sports team supporter group. ...

As part of pre-match build-ups, or during matches, fans will create a 'scarf wall' in which all supporters in a section of the stadium will stretch out their scarves above their heads with both hands, creating an impressive 'wall' of color, usually accompanied by the singing of a club anthem such as "You'll Never Walk Alone" at Liverpool F.C.[1] or "Grazie Roma" at A.S. Roma. This was initially solely a British phenomenon, but has since spread to Europe and South America. Scarf wearing is also a noted feature of support for Australian rules football clubs in the Australian Football League. Youll Never Walk Alone is a song written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II for their 1945 musical, Carousel. ... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... Associazione Sportiva Roma (ISE: IT0001008876) is a major professional football club both in Italy’s Serie A and in European football. ... High marking is a key skill and spectacular attribute of Australian rules football Precise field and goal kicking using the oval shaped ball is the key skill in Australian rules football Australian rules football, also known as Australian football, Aussie rules, or simply football or footy is a code of... This article is about the national league in Australian rules football. ...


The craft of knitting garments such as scarves is an important trade in some countries. Hand-knitted scarves are still common as gifts as well. (See also List of types of clothing) Introduction Humans often wear articles of clothing (also known as dress, garments or attire) on the body (for the alternative, see nudity). ...

Respectively in haute couture, the French fashion company Hermès and American fashion designer Marisol Deluna are both known for their collections of silk scarves internationally. Haute couture (French for high sewing or high dressmaking; IPA: ) refers to the creation of exclusive custom-fitted fashions. ... Hermès (pronounced ) is a leather goods, fashion, and perfume company based in Paris. ... Brief introduction on the history of fashion design and designers Fashion design is the art dedicated to the creation of wearing apparel and lifestyle. ... Marisol Deluna (born 1967, San Antonio, Texas) is an American fashion designer. ...


Tom Baker's Fourth Doctor on Doctor Who had a 20+-foot-long scarf as a characteristic part of his wardrobe. Such a scarf or a similar one has, since, become an icon, especially in the United Kingdom, of characters that go on long or impressive journeys, such as Harry Potter. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... For other persons named Tom Baker, see Tom Baker (disambiguation). ... The Fourth Doctor is the name given to the fourth incarnation of the Doctor seen on screen in the long-running BBC television science-fiction series Doctor Who. ... For other uses, see Doctor Who (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Harry Potter series of novels. ...

Rupert Bear is also a British cultural icon associated with a checked scarf. Rupert Bear Mary Tourtel, the author, lived in Ivy Lane, Canterbury towards the end of her life Rupert Bear is a cartoon character created by the English artist Mary Tourtel and who first appeared in the Daily Express on November 8, 1920. ...

The world's longest scarf was made by a man from the city of Moss in Norway and is 3,373.4 meters long.

Scarves are also known as sweater necklaces in some towns in Pennsylvania, USA.

Silk scarves were used by pilots of early aircraft in order to keep oily smoke from the exhaust out of their mouths while flying.


  1. ^ You'll Never Walk Alone, Liverpool Football Club, 2005

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Scarf - LoveToKnow 1911 (238 words)
SCARF, a narrow wrap for the neck or shoulders; the term is a wide one, ranging from a light band of silk, muslin or other material worn by women as a decorative part of their costume to a wg.rm knitted muffler of wool to protect the throat from cold.
The ecclesiastical "scarf" was originally a loose wrap or muffler (band) to be worn round the neck out of doors.
In the English Church, in post-Reformation times, the minister wore over the surplice the "scarf," which was a broad band of fl silk with fringed ends arranged like the stole round the neck, but falling nearly to the feet.
Belly Dance Costuming: How To Make A Head Scarf (1809 words)
In this photo, Shira is wearing a scarf with the trim made from paillettes and rocaille beads.
Now pull the scarf around each side and tie it in a square knot securely in the back, directly behind your head, so that it's level all the way around.
Use the center of each scarf to make a pouf, and tuck the pouf of each scarf into the hipband, one on each side.
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