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Catalog Number 1976.069.018
Description Men's Tie, n.d. Green silk tie with sparrow and feather design. Design repeats itself through out the front. Design is green, pink, orange and black. Inside tie is a stitched label with red embroidered text "Wembley / ALL SILK / REG. U.S. PAT. DEP.".
Object Name Necktie
Collection 3D - Clothing
Title Men's Necktie, n.d.
Date n.d.
Creator Unknown
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text "Wembley / ALL SILK / REG. U.S. PAT. DEP." (embroidered text inside tie).
Provenance Belonged to the late Earl A. "Doc" Davies, longtime San Mateo resident who attended San Mateo schools.
Notes "Most sartorialists agree that the necktie originated in the 17th century, during the 30 year war in France. King Louis XIII hired Croatian mercenaries (see picture above) who wore a piece of cloth around their neck as part of their uniform. While these early neckties did serve a function (tying the top of their jackets that is), they also had quite a decorative effect - a look that King Louis was quite fond of. In fact, he liked it so much that he made these ties a mandatory accessory for Royal gatherings, and - to honor the Croatian soldiers - he gave this clothing piece the name "La Cravate" - the name for necktie in French to this day." [ 3/13/2017]
Dimensions H-51 W-4 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Davies, Earl A. "Doc"
Men's Accessories
Men's Fashion
Subjects Clothing & dress
People Davies, Earl A. "Doc"