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This scarf features a timeless red and white paisley design contrasted against a classic white and red polka dot design on the reverse. Incredibly versatile and perfect for a variety of functions whether around the neck as a scarf or tied onto a handbag to add a little burst of colour.
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Paisley is a popular ornamental design that saw a resurgence in use in the 1960s but has a much older origin. It uses a teardrop-shaped motif with a curved upper end known as a buta or boteh. Originally Persian in origin, paisley designs became very popular in the West in the 18th and 19th centuries, following imports of post-Mughal Empire versions of the design from India and were then imitated locally. Although the the design is of Persian origin, the name Paisley derives from the town of Paisley, in West Scotland, an area reknowned for textiles where paisley designs were produced.
The pattern is still widely used for menswear items such as ties and pocket squares and its use on women's scarves remains a highly popular.
Macclesfield was once the centre of the English silk weaving industry and the world's biggest producer of finished silk. The area has been printing silk for over 300 years and at one point had over seventy mills operating in the town. The town is close to a water supply that passes through limestone, and when used in washing and dyeing it gives silk a uniquely attractive lustre.
Our silk scarves are printed at a mill that has been producing printed fabric on the same site for the past fifty years and the process uses water sourced from its own reservoir.
As a symbol of femininity, the scarf is the ultimate chic fashion accessory oozing sophistication and elegance. As a garment worn for practical purposes, a scarf can provide the wearer warmth or keep them cool. The scarf comes in many a shape and form demonstrating its ubiquity and ability to blend into the wardrobes of undoubtedly every woman over the past few decades. It is easy to believe that the scarf was an overnight success, however the evolution of the scarf from a plain practical accessory to a trendy must wear item most definitely did not happen overnight.
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