The Foulard, history and uses in fashion

One of the most versatile garments used in our times is the Foulard, the French name for the classic scarf, which is nothing more than a fabric of different thicknesses and designs that is worn tied around the neck or head.

This wonderful piece is about 3000 years old, and was worn in the Middle East and Africa as a religious garment and protection talisman. The French in the 18th century adopted it, improving its design and quality thanks to the fabrics of Lyon and the silk workshops of northern Italy. Then the old and simple scarf became a garment of high quality, rich in materials and exotic beauty, with a very high price, which was exported to all European countries.

Women used to wear it as an ornament and a sign of respect and discretion, while men tied it around their neck to protect themselves from the cold and absorb sweat, which later gave rise to the men’s tie.

Already in the 20th century, the different fashion houses of the world consolidated the aesthetic value of the scarf, turning it into a true work of art: with exquisite materials, handmade, designed by artists, in limited editions and ultimately as an indispensable piece in the wardrobe of all women in the world.

Currently it is a piece that we can wear throughout the year, placing it on different parts of the body (neck, shoulders, head, as a top, etc.). Its use goes beyond simple protection against the cold, since we have a wide variety of designs that make the foulard a fundamental fashion accessory.

Different materials and thicknesses will make a difference not only in terms of price, but also in terms of seasonality. The different ways of wearing it are up to the taste and criteria of each woman, and above all to give that special touch to her different looks with this wonderful garment.

At Litti we have beautiful foulards and pashminas throughout the year in 100% natural materials, with very versatile and combinable colors, as well as exclusive designs.

We invite you to see them and make the scarf part of your outfits and your life.