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Catalog Number 1997.032.004
Description WWII Navy Uniform Tie, c. 1942-1945. This tie is black and is made of silk fabric. The black tie is tied in a knot in the middle with the long end of the tie crossing over with the short end of the tie forming a loop. with the long portion of the tie tied to the knot in the middle. The top portion of the tie is thicker in fabric than the two black ends tied to the knot.
Object Name Neckerchief
Collection 3D - Clothing
Title WWII Navy Uniform Tie, c. 1942-1945
Date c. 1942-1945.
Creator Unknown
Role Seamstress
Inscription Text none
Provenance Belonged to San Mateo County resident Gregg Sweatt.
Notes "A neckerchief, necker, kerchief or scarf is a type of neckwear associated with Scouts, cowboys and sailors. It consists of a triangular piece of cloth or a rectangular piece folded into a triangle. The long edge is rolled towards the point, leaving a portion unrolled. The neckerchief is then fastened around the neck with the ends either tied or clasped with a slide or woggle.

Neckerchiefs worn by sailors are shaped like a square, and are folded in half diagonally before rolling, with rolling occurring from the tip of the resulting triangle to its hypotenuse. Either neckerchief is then placed on the wearer's back, under or over the shirt collar with the ends at the front of the wearer. The rolled ends then pass around the neck until they meet in front of it, where they are secured together, either with a knot, such as a reef knot or a slip knot, or with a rubber band or other fastener (called a woggle or neckerchief slide) and allowed to hang. A slip knot (vs. a simple reef or square knot) will give way if the neckerchief gets caught and is thus less likely to choke the wearer.

Sailors in the United States Navy have worn a rolled black neckerchief since the American Civil War. It is currently part of the men's service dress uniform for junior enlisted sailors as well as the women's summer dress uniform." []
Dimensions H-20 W-2 D-0.25 inches
Search Terms Navy
Sweatt, Gregg
World War II
World War Two
Subjects Clothing & dress
World War II
People Sweatt, Greg