Wild Rags made their appearance in the 1800s. A "Wild Rag" is a cowboy or western scarf worn around the neck. In many American regions, wild rags are a standard part of cowboy dress, whether it be for ranch work or social occasions. In Europe, Wild Rags are widely used in Ranch Riding shows.
They were used to keep the sun off your neck, the dust out of your lungs, the sweat from soaking your shirt, and to keep you warm in the bitter cold. a tourniquet, blindfold a horse and a arm sling, or splint Wild rags were and are still used this same way today.
Silk (unlike polyesters) wicks away moisture while keeping the body warm and dry, making it one of the most absorbent of the natural fibers.
Euro-Horse carries Wild Rags from the Fringe Scarves brand. Made of 100% Satin Silk. Not only beautiful but also extremely functional.