The history of scarves is fascinating. The ancient Romans used them to keep clean - men wore them around their neck or through their belt and used them to wipe sweat off their face and neck. Yuck! It is also believed by historians that during the reign of the Chinese Emperor Cheng, scarves were used by the soldiers to denote rank.
By the early 19th century, scarves were an important fashion accessory for both men and women.
I have a number of scarves for sale in my Bonanza booth @ http://www.bonanza.com/booths/pt2bch. Some are silk and some are polyester. Both fabrics have a great drape and hand that is desirable for happy scarf tying! Have a great day!