Friday, 13 June 2008

What is difference between scarf, stole and shawl?

Considering that this is my first post on this blog after the introductory first post, I thought it will be great to share the answer to the most frequently asked question about scarves and shawls. And this question is What is difference between scarf, stole and shawl?

The only difference between scarf, stole and shawl is the size. And most of times the differ by width.

Scarf - Size of scarf normally varies from 10cm -40cm in width and 120cm - 200 cm in length. Among scarves also they differ a lot in size. Specially summer and winter scarves.

Stole - Stoles are also sometimes called wraps. Generally comes in size of 50-70 cm wide to 175cm -190cm long.

Shawl- Shawls mostly come 80-110 cm wide to 180 cm - 210 cm long.

As you can see there is not great difference between size of stole and shawl. Traditionally shawl was popular word in India, Pakistan and Nepal. But now it has been widely adopted in west also. And in past shawl was used for winter only and were made from only pure wool.



6 comments:

Bronx the Dog said...

Interesting stuff, especially the genesis of the shawl.

Burberry Cashmere Scarf said...

Excellent information. This sounds exactly like what I've been looking for.

Xee Moua said...

That was helpful, thanks!

Andi Hendra said...

Your article really helped me, thank you.

Ashwani Kumar Aggarwal said...

I was looking for an answer to the difference between Shawl and Stole. I got it from your Site. Thanks

Stoles Manufacturer India said...

Thanks for sharing the difference, Well girls mostly used stoles and scarves as a fashion and old ladies used shawls. I love to wear pashmina stoles very much.