Sunday, November 08, 2009

Scrolling Circles

Here's an unusually patterned tie! Scroll-like patterns separate circles with differently colored dots at the center of them. Some of the circles are yellow with green dots, some red with yellow dots, and some green with red dots.

I believe this to be a forties era tie, primarily because of the fabric, which is the smooth, thin, acetate or silk, so typical of that period. The design is almost op art, reminiscent of the sixties and seventies, but sixties ties were thin, not wide, and seventies ties, when they got wide again, were generally made from thick polyester. So I'm relatively confident in my forties identification.

The tie has one label, which oddly, is sewn onto the back of the large end, about eight inches up from the end. It reads:


The first letter of each word in the label is red, the others black. The word "Marilyn" is in a script style font, the rest in block letters. There is a small image of a woman in a long skirt and apron apparently hand-stitching a tie, to the left of the text on the label. A row of X's and dots surrounds the writing on three sides, with the image of the woman on the fourth side.


Luxury ties said...

I like that tie!1the colouring is interesting!

Anonymous said...

Would you like to place this scrolling tie in a good home? Let me know the particulars of an acceptable agreement....David M. (310) 666-0767.

Will said...

Hello David M.,

My apologies, but I didn't see your comment until now.

If you're really interested in the tie, make me an offer!


P.S. You can e-mail me at

Ava Gordon said...

Are you still posting on your blog?
Are you still selling your wonderful, descriptive ties?

Will said...

Hi Ava,

Thank you for your comment! I'm afraid I haven't posted any new ties for a long time. I've been too involved in other activities, and just haven't had the time or motivation to keep posting here. I HAVE been pinning some of my ties over to my Pinterest account, but that's just social media recycling! Maybe someday I'll start posting here again, but don't hold your breath.