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July 2017

Wrap It Up With Pashmina

pashmina scarf ladies scarvesPashmina Wrap is defined as loose outer garment or material. It is a piece of fabric worn around the neck, or around the head, or on our shoulders. We use wrap to keep ourselves warm, for cleanliness, for fashion or for religious reasons. We often use wrap to keep ourselves warm during wintry nights, but we don’t call those garments as wrap. We usually call them something else, something that is common to us, yet unfamiliar. The common term we use for wrap is scarf.

Uses of wrap:
  • During the winter season, we use wrap to heat ourselves up. Wrap is usually tied around the neck, and used together with a hat and a coat. Fur wrap is the type of wrap for cold weather.
  • In a place where the climate is warmer, we use wrap to protect ourselves from dust. Pashmina wrap is usually worn over nose and mouth to protect ourselves from airborne contaminants. It is also worn over the hair to keep it clean.
  • It is used in some religion as part of their dress code. Religions like Judaism (Jewish Religion), requires women to use wrap as part of their clothing. Some sikh also use wrap, to cover their hair before covering it with a turban.
  • In earlier times, pilots who drive an airplane without cover, use wraps to cover their necks to prevent it from chaffing.
  • Today, pilots wore wraps as part of their uniforms. These wraps are made with signs and symbols, representing their company or their battalion.
  • Some schools in Europe incorporate wrap as part of their school uniforms. Usually the wrap is made the symbol of their school.
  • Used by the military as part of their combat uniform, which have different colors representing their regimen.
  • As part of a sports fan uniform, usually with the color of the team or country they are supporting. This tradition has been started in Britain, where the fans wear wraps that represents the football team they are supporting.
Types of wrap:
  • Neck Wrap
    This is more common type of wrap, and is usually associated with the word scarf. Its first uses were to keep Romanians warm and clean. It was used as a fabric to wipe dirt off their necks.
  • Head Wrap
    It is commonly known as the head tie, and is a common part of women’s clothing in Southern and Western Africa. Nigerian head wraps are large and garish, while Malawian are small and conservative.
Benefits of using wrap:
  • Any kind of clothing can be jazzed up by wearing a wrap around your neck. Even a plain black dress will look chic with a nice wrap paired with it.
  • It is easier to maintain and clean than most of your clothing. They are easy to wash, dry and fold.
  • They keep you warm without having too much on your head or neck. They are lightweight, yet they are quite enough to keep you warm when you feel a little cold.
  • You can easily cover yourself with a wrap. You have a hickey on your neck? Cover it up with a wrap around your neck. A bad hair day? Cover your head with a wrap, and use sunglasses, and you’ll look ten times better.

Do you know any other uses, types or benefits of owning a Pashmina wrap? Please let us know in comments.