Did you know that “kerchief” comes from the old French word “couvre-chef” (literally “cover the head”)? A simple triangular piece of cloth, the kerchief known nowadays as a bandana or a bandanna, was made popular by the American cowboys and cowboys’ wives who would wear it on the head or around the neck to protect them from the harsh sun and the dust.
Things have changed … Modern cowboys ride SUVs rather than horses! Yet neckerchiefs are back in trend: they are the little playful accessory which brings the perfect finishing touch to any simple outfit. Take on the trend and turn your fine silk scarf (click here to see all ANNE TOURAINE Paris square silk twill scarves) into a sophisticated neck scarf / bandana! You will enjoy it in the winter (knotted tightly around your neck, it will keep it warm) or in the summer as well (draped loosely around your neck, it will be the perfect lightweight scarf you need to enhance your look.
There is no simpler way to tie a scarf: fold your 36x36” silk scarf into a triangle – or, for a smaller neck scarf, use a 27x27” one. Bring the pointing triangle to the front then tie the two ends at the back of your neck with a double tight knot. Simple but lovely! Wear it inside your top, or on above it. Whatever you prefer, you will never go wrong! And it's such a great way to show your scarf design!
Be a modern and sophisticated cowboy and say yes to a silky kerchief!