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The scarf can be traced back to a precise time history, unlike the pocket square. It can be traced back to Ancient Egypt and Queen Nefertiti. She used to wear a scarf underneath her extravagant headpiece. The silk scarf was a symbol of nobility and royalty. 

In China, men wore scarves to denote military rank on their uniform. In Ancient Rome, men used to wear scarves as sweat shields underneath their armour. Napoleon Bonaparte was actually one of the people for making the silk scarf an accessory, when he  gifted his wife three scarves from Egypt after his conquest there.

 In the 19th century, cashmere scarves became the hottest fashion. This is also when the classic paisley print first was created. These cashmere scarves became so popular that even Queen Victoria purchased them.

After World War I, The scarf became very popular as an accessory. The silk scarf as we know it today was first made by none other than Theirry Hermes in 1937. They became a very popular item after Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly started wearing scarves. Audrey Hepburn has been quoted as saying, “When I wear a silk scarf, I never feel so definitely like a woman, a beautiful woman.” Then Queen Elizabeth II was wearing a scarf in the picture of her that was put onto postage. 

The 80s saw designer brands like Burberry and Chanel started to use their signature designs, like the tartan design for Burberry, or the chain design from Chanel. 

During the 90s, the silk scarf all but went extinct. 

Alternative silk accessories became much more popular and the silk scarf took a back seat. Now silk scarves are back and silk scarves are back to being a luxury.


At Beehive Bow Ties, women’s silk scarves are fun patterns that you can match with your husband’s bow tie or his handkerchief! We have a wide variety of ladies scarves that will allow you to compliment your spouse, or allow you to stand out on your own. We have paisley scarves and we also have uniquely printed scarves that can be found only here at Beehive Bow Ties.