Cravat is a finished that comes from shawl. The etymological origin of shawl is found in the French word chalet, in turn derived from the Persian Salt.
A shawl is called, in this frame, a cloth that is less wide than long and that is placed on the shoulders as ornamentation or as coat. In Latin American countries, it is known as cravat still narrow shawl.
The Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) recognizes another meaning of chalina in his dictionary. A scarf can be a necktie used by women and men characterized by its long falls.
It can be said that a scarf is a complement. In America, scarves resemble scarves.
It is believed that the scarves originate from the Basque territory and came to Latin America at century XVI from the hand of the Spanish conquerors. Currently it is possible to find wool scarves, scarves of cotton Y silk scarves, among other.
Usually, a person who wears a scarf places the end of the garment on one shoulder, threads it twice around the neck and leaves it hanging. There are those who place the end of the scarf inside the coat with the intention of keeping it in position.
The dancer Isadora Duncan (1877–1927) is the protagonist of a tragic story involving a scarf. Is woman She was wearing a very long scarf that fluttered outside the car in which she was traveling when the fabric got caught in a car tire: thus the scarf ended up strangling the Duncan, who lost his life instantly.
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