The complete and recognizable image of a nationality consists of culture, history, language, life, customs, traditions and national costumes. Colorful and unique Russian scarves are part of the national treasure of Russia. The scarves were made in the Russian city of Pavlovsky Posad not far from Moscow. The origin of the headscarf dates from the 17th century. The town of Pavlovski Posad (formerly Bogorodsky District) is a center for textile craftsmen. Scarves began to be hand-made in the 17th century. They gained worldwide fame thanks to the decorative ornament of the gilded threads of which the scarves were woven.
The manual production is soon changed by the factory manufacturer. Pavloposad’s headscarves are made of natural materials (silk, wool and cotton). The scarves on the headscarf retain the original and distinctive Russian folk characteristics. The scarves had one thing in common — a unique and unusual drawing (a motif on a kerchief). It is impossible to find two of the same scarves because the patterns were exclusive. First, the shape would be carved in wood. Using a wooden form, the finished sample would be transferred to the material. There were two types of boards: flowers and manners. The flower board used the paint to imprint on the center of the fabric. The board (form) with the manner of color filled the contour of the canvas in the form of a unique ornament.
As technology progressed, patterns became easier to put on the fabric. In the 1970s, drawing on canvas was painted using screen printing and special nylon patterns. After the Second World War, the scarves were brightly colored. The opulence of the colors is based on the contrasts of yellow, green, red and blue. Black-and-white details appear on models to make the floral prints (3D) and images more tangible. Pavlovsky Posad scarves shape the identity of their owner and shape the Russian fashion style.
You can put on headscarves in the traditional way (put on your head and tie under your chin), youthful (wear on your head like a turban where you secure and wrap your arms around your head), elegant (fold over your shoulders and arbitrarily tie your ends to fall down the figure), trendy way ( tie as a skirt or belt around your waist) or use as a protection against cold winter days (wear a headscarf and wrap the ends of the headscarf around your neck).
Pavlovsky Posad scarves are divided into two main types:
The first type of scarf – made of thin and semi-transparent wool. These products can be made of silk. The substrate is cream, black, dark cherry or earth. The scarves on the headscarf are large flowers or bouquets of flowers with a strictly chosen style for the pattern. In 1896 they were awarded the highest national recognition, so they have a national coat of arms on the label.
Another type of scarf — made of thick wool or cotton. The design base originates from Asian nations and boils down to floral patterns. The corners of the headscarf are important here, with the bow or small dome figure in the middle of the headscarf.