According to Wikipedia:
A foulard is a lightweight fabric, either twill or plain-woven, made of silk or a mix of silk and cotton. Foulards usually have a small printed design of various colors. Foulard can also refer by metonymy to articles of clothing, such as scarves and neckties, made from this fabric.
Foulard is believed to have originated in the Far East. The word comes from the French word foulard, with the same proper and metonymic meanings.
In modern French, foulard is the usual word for a scarf or neckerchief.
Home decor use of foulard fabric: "Wall coverings are check, tattersalls, and foulards."
Modern foulard (from J Crew, fall 2013):
Not so modern foulard, from the 1950's:
Maybe your dad wore foulard ties? Are they still in?
Here's a more modern version.....
And I love this!
This, not so sure...
Love it when something old is made new again! Enjoy your weekend!