scarf 1 |skärf| ORIGIN mid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘sash (around the waist or over the shoulder)’): probably based on Old Northern French escarpe, probably identical with Old French escharpe ‘pilgrim’s bag.’
Fashion is never completely new and never completely old but rather a combination of different elements bearing details of the past intermingled with the needs, tastes, technology, experiments in fabric…
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