The History Of Chokers

  • Published on Jun 15, 2017
  • Choker necklaces: a relic of the 1990s or the 2590s BC? I take a closer look into the history of one of my favorite trends from elementary school and adulthood: the choker. From gold beads to plastic, it's definitely evolved over the past few thousand years.
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    Ancient Egyptian jewellery / Ann Ronan Pictures
    Jewellery from the 'Royal Cemetery' at Ur, Sumeria, Ancient Iraq, Early Dynastic III, about 2600 BC. / CM Dixon
    Vogue 1926 / Edward Steichen
    Vogue 1924 / Edward Steichen
    Gundestrup Cauldron / CM Dixon
    Masai women performing a traditional dance in a Masai / Wolfgang Kaehler
    Portrait of a Masai women with glass bead jewelry in a Masai / Wolfgang Kaehler
    Thousands of Zulu maidens gather for annual Reed Dance / Per-Anders Pettersson
    Young Zulu women, South Africa / De Agostini Picture Library
    Countrywoman in traditional clothing of Lower Austria, wearing a scarf and a struma necklace, 1867, Photograph / Imagno
    1862: Queen Victoria of Great Britain (1819 - 1901) / Hulton Archive
    August 1899 Cover of the Poster Magazine by Albert Morrow / Historical Picture Archive
    Victorian Hairstyle / General Photographic Agency
    Rihanna's 8th Album Artwork Reveal / Christopher Polk
    Street Style At The 2015 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival / Rachel Murray
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    7000s Years Of Jewelry
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Comments • 10 455

  • Safiya Nygaard
    Safiya Nygaard  Year ago +10796

    HELLO BBs!! i hope you guys had some fun learning about some ancient chokers 😂 , let me know if you are interested in other topics like this! also, let me know if you got a notif!!

    • Nikolina Trajkovic
      Nikolina Trajkovic 16 days ago

      Yes please do more!!

    • Suzan Regag
      Suzan Regag 20 days ago

      Safiya Nygaard barbaqued? xD

      VALERIA KOKTYSH 21 day ago

      OMG Safiya !!!!!!!!!'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Linda Vallot
      Linda Vallot 22 days ago

      Bravo👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼. This was a great video.

    • Stephanie Hansen
      Stephanie Hansen 22 days ago

      Please make more videos like this 😁

  • Arcassia
    Arcassia 21 hour ago +1

    I pretty much love all your videos but this one was literally GREAT! I am now seeing you did one on the history of lipstick and I will be watching that one next. Please do more historical fashion/makeup videos soon.

  • Harry The Ripper

    My spiked O ring choker is my baby

  • Tahreem Fatima
    Tahreem Fatima Day ago

    So now I didn't need to study history 😎😎

  • midnight cupid
    midnight cupid Day ago

    omg man i love history, i just learned something new

  • Bryn Hexberg
    Bryn Hexberg 2 days ago

    can we appreciate the fact that she changed her choker in every scene

  • Xx_Winter_xX Gacha
    Xx_Winter_xX Gacha 2 days ago

    Why do u sound so much like NT/natalia taylor

  • Leia DBADiva
    Leia DBADiva 3 days ago

    So glad you mentioned BDSM even if for a moment!
    I applaud this video. Job well done!

  • samantha louise
    samantha louise 3 days ago

    I came back to this because this is the first video that made me binge watch saf. I actually like this because I do like history but not really. Ya know what I mean, it depends on the topic and how it is shown. Saf should do another vid like this hehehe😉💕

  • Amaranta Yuuki
    Amaranta Yuuki 3 days ago

    The makeup and fashion history videos are so much fun

  • Nikki Griffin
    Nikki Griffin 3 days ago

    wait so depending on the time period lack chokers were wore by prostitutes, ballet dancer or lesbians, that give Cinderella a whole new meaning

  • Phoebe Hall
    Phoebe Hall 3 days ago

    Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!! Do another History video!!

  • Natalie _Creates
    Natalie _Creates 3 days ago +1

    I was half expecting you to say
    “The choker was created in the 1800’s to choke English criminals...”

  • Nkaye Marong
    Nkaye Marong 4 days ago

    I'm actually wearing a black choker right now.

  • Bella Hsu
    Bella Hsu 4 days ago

    My fav is that black and red one bc I like to we’re dark color clothes with matching dark neck peace

  • Joneen Douglas
    Joneen Douglas 4 days ago


  • Phaedra Spark
    Phaedra Spark 4 days ago

    You should go to Portland OR

  • Hatsune Miku
    Hatsune Miku 5 days ago

    *Chokers are the vain of my existance*

  • Pat Mear
    Pat Mear 5 days ago

    More please!

  • Flore van der Baan
    Flore van der Baan 5 days ago

    I love your content, I just wish u weren’t so obnoxious lmao

  • Artmiese 💋Elizabeth

    I freaking love how in depth she gets.

  • PomLover123
    PomLover123 6 days ago

    I legit thought she hurt her neck using that choker lmao

  • Genisis Rodriguez
    Genisis Rodriguez 6 days ago

    I have a black and blue chocker next to me right now they are mine dont mean to be braggy

  • Madison Chies
    Madison Chies 7 days ago

    Super enjoyed this video and would love to see more like it, so fascinating! Next up.. Headbands?

  • susan gomez
    susan gomez 7 days ago


  • 13Mitzou
    13Mitzou 7 days ago

    Yes love your history videos they're so good and I always learn so much :)

  • alexis and more
    alexis and more 8 days ago +1

    Wearing "trends" for a week aka super ugly stuff that is a "trend"

  • DeltaDeuces
    DeltaDeuces 8 days ago

    I love your history videos. You research them so well!

  • Busi Mpofu
    Busi Mpofu 9 days ago

    hiding a hickey 101: use a choker
    like if you would actually do that

  • SomePerson 37
    SomePerson 37 9 days ago

    Yay. I’m getting an Education!

  • Jasmin and Ariana K
    Jasmin and Ariana K 9 days ago +1

    Actual history lesson I listen to

  • Patric Spongbob
    Patric Spongbob 9 days ago

    I like to cho on them

  • Ally Alien
    Ally Alien 10 days ago +1

    -sees title
    I don’t want to know.

  • Pet Production
    Pet Production 10 days ago

    great video!

  • Miles Andrei S. barizo

    Well im love buying chokers and wearing them when i was in 1st grade well i kinda lost my choker but im exploring all of the shop i know to buy a choker but i cant find any of the choker

  • LilCraftyK
    LilCraftyK 12 days ago

    lol I used to avoid chokers because I thought that they symbolised death and strangulation but I bought two cute ones and I am now in love with them

  • CrazyKittyGamez
    CrazyKittyGamez 12 days ago +1

    *grabs black ribbon chocker *
    No one will know..... TEHEHEHEHEHE
    * gives sister black ribbon chocker *

  • Typical Potato
    Typical Potato 13 days ago

    Teacher:I want you to research something in history
    Child:*scrolls through TheXvid you just did all the work for me😀🤣*

  • Ali Loves Animals
    Ali Loves Animals 13 days ago

    Oh my gawwwwww I must be a prostitute........... I had no idea 😋

  • Bev Heaslip
    Bev Heaslip 13 days ago

    I like the historic video!

  • Kimchi Fried Rice
    Kimchi Fried Rice 13 days ago

    Have Saf as project partner. BOOM. A+

  • zahra alli
    zahra alli 14 days ago

    I love how detail Safiya is. Sje change her choker according to theme/era of chokers she talked abouy

  • Ella Graber
    Ella Graber 15 days ago

    YA Know What I just noticed? She kept changing chokers.😂😂😂😂

  • Haley Kincaid
    Haley Kincaid 15 days ago

    i wish i had watched this before! i hope you make more of these!

  • La Wolf
    La Wolf 15 days ago

    Great video! Fun fact in India you don't have wedding rings, but chockers/huge jewelry around the neck! I'm not from India, but my parents friends are and they have this sort of jewelry...

  • Jessica Mulroy
    Jessica Mulroy 15 days ago


  • Pall Woods
    Pall Woods 16 days ago

    Good job

  • Vlogs of Alice
    Vlogs of Alice 16 days ago

    What about cinderella ? She wore a choker😂

  • UNICORN squad
    UNICORN squad 16 days ago

    Cttv cv was not the

  • Kainani Nitz
    Kainani Nitz 16 days ago +2

    why do you wear chokers? Me:"secret" lesbianism

  • Serious sharpie
    Serious sharpie 16 days ago

    Okay but now what am I going to do with this new info?

  • Amber Hubbard
    Amber Hubbard 16 days ago

    This is one of my favorite videos of yours! I loved all the history! A quick, witty, informative yet brief history! Give us more history Saf! Love ya girl!

  • jess evans
    jess evans 17 days ago

    That was great! Do more history!!

  • the contortionist Victoria Madison

    My name is Victoria

  • shannon
    shannon 17 days ago

    Can you be my teacher?😂

  • Kagami_Chan 543
    Kagami_Chan 543 18 days ago

    safiya can be a history teacher now XD

  • Suzette1122
    Suzette1122 18 days ago

    Please make more history videos !

  • Chaz H
    Chaz H 18 days ago

    They came from slave collars

  • Bobbi Wilkin
    Bobbi Wilkin 18 days ago

    history of lipstick?

  • Angie Aparicio
    Angie Aparicio 18 days ago

    who else’ teacher said they where part of powhatan tribe because they live in virginia?

  • Luna eclipse The wolf
    Luna eclipse The wolf 19 days ago

    I think i May just a little late.....

  • PandaGal 47
    PandaGal 47 19 days ago

    When you wear plain black chokers everyday but you aren’t lesbian nor a prostitute

  • Joanna Santisteban
    Joanna Santisteban 19 days ago

    I enjoy all videos so long as you’re enjoying them as well.

  • Emily Jabbour
    Emily Jabbour 19 days ago +3

    Did anyone else notice how throughout the video her chokers changed to the time period she was talking about?🤔

  • bixbywolf
    bixbywolf 19 days ago

    All I know is that the chokers were meant to make girls necks longer and skinnier (sometimes so skinny they had to keep support on) I guess I'll learn if this is true.

    APHRODITEEEEEE 19 days ago

    When I was like 12 I was wearing a colourful stretchy one like the one in the thumbnail... Thank God some paedophile who has done some research in BDSM n shit didn't see me! D: lol

  • I love lemons.
    I love lemons. 19 days ago

    OMG! This was great! You have to do this type of video again!

  • CloudTube :D
    CloudTube :D 19 days ago

    tiktok:Your commenting too fast. Take a break!
    me:hasnt commented once

  • Nataleigh Morck
    Nataleigh Morck 19 days ago

    Did u say 2600 bc because I’m confused

  • A en A Kotze
    A en A Kotze 19 days ago

    6:00 What is my name OMG

  • Emylly Blakbyrd
    Emylly Blakbyrd 19 days ago

    Don't forget those epic BTS Chokers!

  • Lit Mal's
    Lit Mal's 19 days ago

    History of Shoes

  • Emily Norris
    Emily Norris 20 days ago

    Wow I wasn't expecting to go that ancient, I thought like Victorian Era

  • Cake Bomb
    Cake Bomb 20 days ago

    Do more history on stuff like this pls I loved it

  • Charlotte W
    Charlotte W 20 days ago

    Great and cool history fashion video!

  • Aisa Ameneh
    Aisa Ameneh 20 days ago

    I love the shemash thing

  • Natalia Gomez
    Natalia Gomez 20 days ago

    Even Cinderella was wearing a choker

  • Aliciagamingandmuchmore

    I learned so much (i didn't go to school today soooo)

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  • xxShadyPotato
    xxShadyPotato 20 days ago

    *queen poo a b*

  • Abby Welton
    Abby Welton 20 days ago

    i literally thought u were gonna talk about like 1990's or something lmao

  • Laura Borg-Lauritsen
    Laura Borg-Lauritsen 20 days ago

    5:58 ...I'm from Denmark...😂

  • *sky* Blueberry
    *sky* Blueberry 20 days ago

    XD hazard of choking! 😂😂👌🏻😭😂

  • Muffin Time Gaming Co.

    I have no chokers at home please can I get 30 likes❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

  • Christina Svenjak
    Christina Svenjak 21 day ago

    I loved this!

  • Rejoice Canto
    Rejoice Canto 21 day ago +1


  • 21 day ago

    Had me at rock stars

  • Anya B
    Anya B 21 day ago

    Your voice is something I would not get bored of so I would want you as my teacher

  • Lalisa Love
    Lalisa Love 21 day ago

    Wow I was learning ab this in class

  • Camogirl 2007
    Camogirl 2007 21 day ago

    Welp I guess I can skip history tomorrow

  • Chastity Knite
    Chastity Knite 21 day ago

    I remember sporting a few ribbon and bow chokers in the late 90's. I also tried dressing like Monica from Friends back then.
    My daughter on the other hand thinks that all chokers are new and hip because my sister sports them. Thank god my sister stopped wearing a nose ring years ago.

  • Marsha1901
    Marsha1901 21 day ago

    Loved this video, thank you

  • Codi Evans
    Codi Evans 21 day ago

    my history teacher put this on lmao xxxx

  • Suzette Griffith
    Suzette Griffith 21 day ago +4

    I thought this was going be a superficial thing but you went deep love it, more please

  • Smassi
    Smassi 21 day ago

    I just wanted to add to your info about the German Kropfkette. It isn't of real importance but interesting to know that women in the region of the alps still wear these necklaces while traditional events or as jewelry when wearing the Tracht (Dirndl and Lederhosen y'know).
    It's the most common Drindl accessory next to the earrings.

  • Fresh Creepypasta Narrator

    Love your vids

  • Mom and Daughter MDtime

    who else wants Safiya to be their social studies teacher

  • Painting plays
    Painting plays 21 day ago

    i like

  • Renee Vroman
    Renee Vroman 22 days ago +5

    You should do a lot more history vids. I LOVE HISTORY!

  • chiami nanaki
    chiami nanaki 22 days ago

    "Dress to depress Victoria"