Sunday, April 12, 2009

Red Sections on White

Easter is past, from the standpoint of a church musician. All of those extra services (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday) and Holy Week recitals (two of those), choir rehearsals, extra anthems (3 for Easter Sunday), and all the extra practicing that went along with it. All done and over with for another year. Phew!

So I managed to find time to scan and blog a tie this afternoon. Last week? Not a chance!

Continuing the color theme from the past two ties posted, we go with another stunning red exemplar. This is another of the ties purchased on eBay. I actually got this tie, and the last red one posted along with two other ties, all for $2.00 plus $4.00 for shipping. Which goes to show that bargains can be had, if one shops carefully and consistently.

Admittedly, all four ties are in less than perfect condition. Mainly, they've lost most of their resiliency, and are somewhat limp. But look at the design of this beauty! Look at the color! Look at the pattern! It all comes together to make a truly stunning design.

The fabric is lovely, with a great brocade pattern woven into it, which is probably most visible in the short end, and perhaps on the narrow piece to the right, as well. Click the image to bring up a larger version in your browser, to see it better. The brocade pattern consists of small roughly rectangular shapes, spaced in even rows and columns across the tie.

The tie has no extant labels to transcribe. Enjoy!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, Will. Glad you made it through the Easter season. Now on to the Washington Library Association conference which can only be less pressure. Great blog and beautiful ties. Rand Simmons

Funksauce Vintage Blog said...

Love the tie, and what a great tie it would make for Easter! It reminds me of rising suns and reflections.

Our Little Peapod said...

Nice! I sell vintage ties on ebay too. http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/la_stranger_W0QQ_nkwZQQ_armrsZ1QQ_fromZQQ_mdoZ