Sunday, August 20, 2006

Linked Circles with Floral Insets

One of the things I like to do with this blog is to make connections between ties, and to present ties in a related series. So after last week's exemplar, I thought of this example. What's the connection? The inset circular frames with their images of plants.

Last week's tie had birds inside diamond shaped frames, but also featured leaves inside smaller circle shaped frames. The frames on this tie are more oval shaped, but once again we have plant-like images, albeit somewhat stylized.

The basic pattern of the tie itself consists of rigidly overlapping interlocking white ovoids, on a brilliant blue background. Within the blue, imbedded into the fabric itself, is a swirling circular pattern of darker on lighter color, visible if you look closely.

This tie is narrower than many of the others I've posted, measuring only 3 1/4 inches at its widest point. This may mean that it is early fifties vintage rather than late forties, but that's only a hypothesis on my part. The tie has no labels to assist in its identification.

Another commonality with last week's tie is that some of the floral insets, as I'm calling them, have an orange background, as did those in last week's tie, again making this tie wearable with an orange shirt for a summery effect.

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