Thursday, March 3, 2011


A shawl is a simple item of clothing, loosely worn over the shoulders, upper body and arms, sometimes also over the head. It is usually a rectangular or square piece of cloth that is often folded to make a triangle but can also be triangular in shape. Other shapes include oblong shawls.

Shawls are used in order to keep warm, to complement a costume, and for symbolic reasons. One famous type of shawl is the tallit, worn by Jewish men during prayers and ceremonies. Today, shawls are worn for added warmth (and fashion) at outdoor or indoor evening affairs where the temperature is warm enough for men in suits but not for women in dresses and where a jacket might be inappropriate.

Now days, there are many type of shawl that we can wear. The picture below shows the latest fashion to wear a shawl.


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