Sunday, November 02, 2008

Brown, Blue, and Yellow

OK, we're back to standard forties era ties, after several weeks of various diversions. It's getting hard to remember which ties in my collection have already been featured on the blog, and which have not. However, I looked through all my scanned images (which is faster than reviewing the entire blog), and didn't find this one anywhere.

It's a classic forties look, just a sixteenth of an inch under 4 inches in width at its widest point. The fabric has an elaborate brocade woven into the fabric, which is only hinted at in the uploaded image. The brocade pattern appears to be an ornamental floral or vine pattern, with small dots floating between the vines or leaves. You can see it a little better if you click on the image to load a larger version into your browser.

The tie itself is in a rich chocolate brown, with intersecting arcs of yellow and blue. At the intersections, the overlapping segments revert to the background brown, with small stylized tulip shapes, surrounded by concentric circular patterns, kind of like what an artistic person might doodle on a piece of paper during a meeting.

Further up the tie, visible here in the third folded piece, off to the right side in the scan, appear little truncated versions of the tulip shapes floating independently with semi-circular arcs alternating to the right or left of them.

The tie unfortunately lacks any extant labels to transcribe. So that's it until the next time.