Vintage and retro Monika Ernst 100% silk scarf with geometric and floral design on a navy blue background. Colors in this women's designer silk scarf are navy blue, red, brown, tan and silver and measures 30" x 30". Absolutely stunning! 100% silk and made in Japan. No tag. (c. 1970s) Very good condition with only two areas of tiny fabric pulls on the outside edge. Signed Monika Ernst in the border edge.
Timeless in function and fashion, the silk scarf is as utilitarian today as it ever has been. Silk has stood the test of time in all ages and a myriad of activities. It is lustrous, shimmering and durable. It has good absorbency, which makes it comfortable to wear in all seasons. Silk was first discovered in China around the 27th century B.C., and later moved on to other parts of the world. The fiber produced was so treasured that it became a measure of richness.
Silk is the most hypoallergenic of all fabrics because it is a natural protein and contains only 18 amino acids. It is both highly absorbent and easily discharges humidity. So it can keep your skin moist while letting your skin breathe. Silk scarves are an extremely pleasant alternative, in terms of the sensation on the skin, to almost any other material. Silk was the fabric of choice for pilots in the early days of aviation. The soft, supple feel of the silk prevented chafing of the neck from flight suit and jacket collars that were buttoned tightly to prevent drafts. The unique slipperiness against the sensitive neck-skin was important to early riders and pilots alike.
Whatever a person's reason for wearing a silk scarf, they are in good company whenever donning this piece of clothing. Scarves have been worn in all times and places and as long as people have necks this will continue to be the case.
A2626 - Vintage MONIKA ERNST 100% Silk Scarf Geometric and Floral Design
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