This is a beautiful, lightweight and soft scarf, but it is extremely delicate, so it needs to be treated very gingerly. I had an issue with an over-the-shoulder purse strap wearing big holes in the scarf when I was in Italy last month and doing a lot of walking - Nordstrom was very gracious about exchanging it for me. This scarf needs to be worn very carefully. Otherwise, it's truly beautiful and also warm, despite being so thin. It wraps very nicely.