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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    The Metropolitan Museum
    7000s Years Of Jewelry
    Survey Of Historic Costume
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  • Safiya Nygaard
    Safiya Nygaard  Year ago +10435

    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!!

    • Kimchi Yumm
      Kimchi Yumm Month ago

      Look at Eliza from Hamilton irl

    • Alexandria Neudorf
      Alexandria Neudorf Month ago

      Yes, please do more history videos! So interesting.

    • Bekhan Ibrahim
      Bekhan Ibrahim Month ago

      you are cool like cookies but cookies are great like you👧😎🍪

    • Molly Mollywood
      Molly Mollywood Month ago

      PLSSS do more of these videos

    • ice coffee
      ice coffee Month ago

      I'm a year and a half late (?) But I've been on a binge of your channel for the last 2 days, and this type of content where you research a bit into history of fashion and stuff is really interesting for me. I'm not that much into fashion, or the makeup/beauty guru content, but your channel is different because you add in information like that as well, so I've been enjoying your videos so far! :)

  • Kids Winsor
    Kids Winsor 12 hours ago

    You remind me of my friend ho moved away lol🤗

  • Virgile Quesnel
    Virgile Quesnel 19 hours ago

    Thanks a lot Safyia for this informative video. I was wondering what the hell were these collar since I saw a man walking with a dog collar one morning. Then, I started to realize some woman in my classes also wear some, and other woman in the street too! Can't chase the idea that it is somewhat sexual thought... Especially the man wearing a dog collar...

  • Hi
    Hi Day ago

    lemme Show u how to do it
    *Puts hand around neck*

  • Ss Sd
    Ss Sd Day ago

    Omg the lesbian thing is so cool, I never knew that, thank you Safiya for the adding of another gay fact to my knowledge

  • Cece and Stefi
    Cece and Stefi 11 days ago +1

    A choker a stretch out hairtigh

  • Lisa Barnes
    Lisa Barnes 13 days ago

    This was really interesting! Thank you!

  • Perrich Villavicencio
    Perrich Villavicencio 13 days ago

    my mom wore a choker when she had a debut it was her 18thb-day and she had an expensive dress and she had a cake that has stairs and there was a platform on the cake where a doll that is suppose to be her and she danced with her boyfriend who died from cancer after a few.Her boyfriend was actually a celebrity

  • Blaine Scott
    Blaine Scott 14 days ago

    I got 10 great chokers at for real cheap!

  • Alyssa Ruiz
    Alyssa Ruiz 15 days ago

    Safia, you were born to be a news anchor. Your voice/voice-over on this video were great! I felt like I was watching a documentary. Also, some super interesting stuff, here. Thanks for sharing!

    MACIE LIVESAY 16 days ago

    this first choker literally makes me...overwhelmed

  • Puffley
    Puffley 18 days ago

    You’re amazing! Thank you for making videos. Your wisdom is a breath of fresh air to watch!

  • Emily Brune
    Emily Brune 19 days ago

    love this video. please do more! :)

  • Nicki D
    Nicki D 20 days ago

    I wear the stretchy tattoo chokers bcuz my neck surgery scars won't allow me to wear any other kind.

  • HeyMyNameIs._.Jeana
    HeyMyNameIs._.Jeana 20 days ago

    This is the content I subscribed for........... llysm

  • xTraForYou
    xTraForYou 20 days ago

    the first video I saw of you was you getting a 1950s look. I am now a true fan.

  • E.M. L
    E.M. L 21 day ago

    I miss these kinds of videos ❤️❤️

  • J1N H0P3
    J1N H0P3 22 days ago +1

    The black shoelace choker reminds me of Pinhead Larry from Spongebob

  • leavemealoneplease
    leavemealoneplease 24 days ago

    Love these "history of" videos

  • angela violet
    angela violet 25 days ago

    i have 22 chokers

  • Amber Rumzek
    Amber Rumzek 26 days ago

    is it just me or when she said to hide things on your neck i said hickys..................

  • Simply Zoya
    Simply Zoya 27 days ago


  • Annie
    Annie 28 days ago

    This is the kind of thing I absolutely love. History is my jam, especially if it's talking about something that sort of continued forever.

  • The Family Garden Stormy Reyes

    History of engagement rings! Wedding dresses! I hope you and Tyler do a wedding series.

  • Crystalwolf168
    Crystalwolf168 28 days ago

    I like how Safiya keeps changing chokers through out the video

  • Alyx
    Alyx 29 days ago

    This is better than my history class😂

  • Lakshmi Kesari
    Lakshmi Kesari Month ago

    Hey saf her name is just Mumtaz not mumtaz mahal , mahal basically means a big building. I'm very sure she wasn' t called mumtaz big building !!

  • Kendra Jump
    Kendra Jump Month ago

    as a member i thank you for your tasteful brush on the kink angle :P

  • Eszter Tóth
    Eszter Tóth Month ago

    So *long hair, bell bottoms, and chokers could be for everyone. Especially if you were a *rockstar.*
    Me: *See; KISS*

  • ibrahim ahmed
    ibrahim ahmed Month ago

    When your hot school teacher wears chokers every other day

  • Fantasy Hero Friends

    when i watch your videos,i feel like im in a fun history class. its not boring education just super fun and funny education. why dont schools do this????

  • Unicorn love Charmi
    Unicorn love Charmi Month ago +1

    ᔕᕼE TᗩᒪKEᗪ ᗩᗷOᑌT IᑎᗪIᗩ I ᒪIᐯE ᕼEᖇE 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳

  • Yara Laterveer
    Yara Laterveer Month ago

    Wears chocker😂

  • Spoopy Cat
    Spoopy Cat Month ago

    Ughhhhh, this reminds me of my 6th grade history lessons. 😂

  • Michelle Larson
    Michelle Larson Month ago

    Love, Love, Love your history videos!

  • Nightcore Life
    Nightcore Life Month ago

    Is it weird I’m wearing a choker right now......

  • GeekChic59
    GeekChic59 Month ago

    Might need to start wearing a black choker

  • Countryboiii Iloveyouuu

    EXCUSE Me where is Jenna Marbles

  • Rosie Posie
    Rosie Posie Month ago +4

    In my high school years I would practically wear chokers all the time. I freaking adored them. I was very sad to find out they apparently “implied” I was either a lesbian or a hoe. It’s funny because I was a innocent virgin and straiter than a pole...Just remember that when making assumptions about someone by what they are wearing-

    • Rosie Posie
      Rosie Posie 22 days ago +2

      isabel zuazua Thanks! There’s totally nothing wrong with not being a lesbian or non virgin it’s just dumb to make such assumptions lol and why are they using those as insults? XDD But stupid people aren’t going to make me stop wearing them,,
      Hope you have a fantastic day too 👋

    • isabel zuazua
      isabel zuazua 22 days ago +1

      Wow the kids at your school are mean it was just something you had like and thinks it looks good on you dont listen to them (btw we are not alike lol i am a lesbian and i am not a virgin i just think it is funny 😂) ok im done bye have a good day 👏👋

  • Adi Spitzer
    Adi Spitzer Month ago +1

    *Wear choker*
    *Sees enemy wear choker*
    *Slowly takes off choker*

  • Kaelynn Troxel
    Kaelynn Troxel Month ago

    Why is the video talking about what I’m learning in social studies?

  • Nandana Shaji
    Nandana Shaji Month ago +1

    Why do I feel like she is an army??

  • tconnard
    tconnard Month ago

    History of women's hats.

  • tconnard
    tconnard Month ago

    Loved it. I did not know all that information. Interesting please do more. Terri

  • Ren Rabbit
    Ren Rabbit Month ago

    Porque tiene tantos dislikes?

  • Camila
    Camila Month ago

    My fav videooooo🔥🔥🔥💕💕💕

  • realla .20
    realla .20 Month ago

    Sofia must get full marks in history

  • Elizabeth Blackwell

    I’m literally so stupid I thought the Anne Boleyn one was the one Betty always wears in ugly betty

  • Queen Bombus
    Queen Bombus Month ago

    Thank you so much

  • SugarIce Slayz
    SugarIce Slayz Month ago

    Did anybody knew that Cinderella wore chokers!

  • Woodshadow
    Woodshadow Month ago

    I am glad you mentioned BDSM and Kink towards the end there. I am pretty sure by the way said kink so casually you are not vanilla. I would also love for you to do any kind of video where you talk about kink

  • Awkwardgachapotato :p
    Awkwardgachapotato :p Month ago +2

    Who else wants her to be our history teacher instead of mrs. Wilson?

  • Åîñ ğö vıřäľ

    This whole time I was waiting for her to say something about Cinderella 😂

  • T H
    T H Month ago

    People on the internet say that girls with chokers give good head

    There should be a studynon this seriously.

  • ML Art
    ML Art Month ago

    Ay I’m related to Marie Antoinette

  • NiN9A4
    NiN9A4 Month ago

    a choker will not save you from any kind of weapon.

  • Marnie Kilbourne
    Marnie Kilbourne Month ago

    I really like the history of makeup and fashion!

  • poohbearnikki
    poohbearnikki Month ago

    That choker you are wearing at 5.32-5.55 is gorgeous! Who is it by/where is it from, I must know!

  • Maddy
    Maddy Month ago

    I enjoyedddd

  • mrswhugy J
    mrswhugy J Month ago


  • paris rose
    paris rose Month ago

    Ima go put on a choker

  • raewaters78
    raewaters78 Month ago

    Yes! Love the historical type video

  • tic tac TIC TAC
    tic tac TIC TAC Month ago

    "Now, this brings us to Marie Antoinette, who wore chokers and also lost her head, which partially started this next trend...." People losing their heads?

    I'm sorry. It sounded funny in my head

  • HeyIm Jay
    HeyIm Jay Month ago

    Did you feel like you were back in school and were doing an essay

  • Sydney Haines
    Sydney Haines Month ago

    I know it’s illogical... but I low key feel bad when i see exhibits of tomb antiquities. These people took everything they needed for their afterlife and we just put it on display!! Like maybe they’ve been livin it up for the past thousand years and then suddenly they naked!?!?

  • Nivikka Dinesen
    Nivikka Dinesen Month ago

    Is your lastname Danish?

  • Sophia Borst
    Sophia Borst Month ago

    I love how you changed cokers every time

  • lily hoffmaster
    lily hoffmaster Month ago

    she wore 9 chokers

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth Month ago

    I refuse to wear any necklace that ISN'T a choker! Has to be A choker!

  • Mysteri0usChannel
    Mysteri0usChannel Month ago

    BDSM doesn't use chokers but collars. Difference is in material, strength and locking mechanism.

  • Mysteri0usChannel
    Mysteri0usChannel Month ago

    The Black Choker standing for Lesbianism, Ballet and Prostitution is quite similar to how a black choker is called "The black belt of giving head" in Germany jokingly. That's one funny coincidence.

  • バニープレイ05 BP05

    I got a Harry Potter neckless over winter break this year while on a cruise
    I wore it dinner that night,I think it was ine of the"Dress to inpress"nights,I'm under 18 so I got fruit like right after my food and dessert were ordered and before I finished eating my strawberrys,the one my cusion and brother gave me and my own since everyone got one strawberry,it had turned into a choker and I didn't notice until I looked down at it. This type of neckless had Harry's glasses on one end of the chain and a lighting bolt at the other so you would put the lightning bolt in the one side of the glasses(I might try to upload a video of this so you can try to find it if I do)and the glasses just went up and up and up.My aunt is a HUGE fan of Harry Potter and she didn't recanize the bolt and glasses
    I'm very bad with English even tho. its my first language(I love Anime and Lolita fashion ITS NOT DOLL FASHION!!!!! so I know Jappanesse not alot but I know some colors like pink,pinku iro,and numbers watch my minni move and you'll have your prof
    Sayonara! I memorized how to spell that

  • Lewky Charmes
    Lewky Charmes Month ago

    That was quite informative and your breakdown was A-shmazing.. *eh that didn't work as well as I thought it did in my head lol*

  • Infinite Times And DemonicMidnightYT

    When ever I wear my black choker with a moon on it
    I end up doing evil things At school
    Like Writing Rumors In stalls
    Roasting kids
    And Have good luck Like
    Getting boys to talk to me
    Since I'm a single Pringle

  • Seth Robins
    Seth Robins Month ago

    Have you ever noticed that Tyler is always smiling?

  • dudester101
    dudester101 Month ago

    havent watched the video but i am calling bdsm

  • Thunder Quill
    Thunder Quill Month ago

    I loved it! I love fun, educational as well as random videos! It makes it interesting

  • milla j
    milla j Month ago

    I love how all your time period fashion videos are so researched as well as entertaining xx

  • Nuclear Family
    Nuclear Family Month ago


  • life of ashaunti wright

    Love you

  • life of ashaunti wright

    Thank you for giveing me edcation

  • Amber Duncan
    Amber Duncan Month ago

    Haha, I already new all choker trivia, thx Mr. Mullins

  • Gwendolyn Heaton
    Gwendolyn Heaton Month ago

    i own 29 never wear them ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • iiEmmieiii
    iiEmmieiii Month ago

    So one of the earliest chokers is 4615 years old

  • Healy and Amara Life Stories

    •is wearing chocker•
    Sorry black plauge
    Not today.

  • Ela Avar
    Ela Avar Month ago

    This was very interesting. You did a great job! Please do more historical videos like this.

  • ash S
    ash S Month ago


  • Potato Gamer
    Potato Gamer Month ago

    0:14 looks like my dog's collars

  • Hey, Im jay
    Hey, Im jay Month ago

    is this a history leson

  • otaku k
    otaku k Month ago

    I never expected to find a video that good about chokers ❤❤ love u

  • Destiny McVey
    Destiny McVey Month ago +2

    Those Celtic "chokers" are called torcs

  • Jocelyn Crow
    Jocelyn Crow Month ago

    I commend you for wearing that choker for a week - highly questionable fashion, and it looks like every time you would speak or breathe the plastic "decoration" would inhibit that! Gold star!

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  • Neodymium144
    Neodymium144 Month ago

    This was super interesteing!

  • Jemimah
    Jemimah Month ago

    Ring chokers are the only ones associated with BDSM/kink culture. Rope, a chain, or a lead will be attached to the ring so it's easier to control your submissive. So to everyone who wears ring chokers, we all know you like to be dominated in the bedroom.

  • Julia Rickett
    Julia Rickett Month ago

    Great history lesson!!!!

  • Lydia Chávez
    Lydia Chávez Month ago

    Wonder if you have history of anklets

  • FairlyHappyJane
    FairlyHappyJane Month ago

    I like wearing chokers, but my brother thinks I shouldn't (I still do anyway).

  • Portia Bartel
    Portia Bartel Month ago

    Hi I love fashion history and I love this

  • Your weeaboo girl 10

    Can you wear differently kind of chockers,basically like a V.S? (Love your videos ♥️)