Considering what I knew about the origin and hand-made quality, maybe I should have had different expectations. The colors are wonderful, and as expected. However, the scarf had an acrid, chemical odor when I took it out of the plastic bag. So I washed it in cold water & Woolite on a gentle cycle and let it air-dry before I tried it on. The fabric is stiff (actually, no more than before I washed it) and not very comfortable next to my skin. Maybe it will become softer with time. Given the above, I probably won't wear the scarf as often as I would like. Although the dimensions were given, I found it to be an odd size, compared to the other scarves I own.
This scarf is so much more than I thought it would be, it is the most beautiful scarf I have ever seen. I am not exaggerating. I would buy this to give to anyone, man or woman. Anyone who receives this item would be thrilled. Love it! Love it! Love it!!