Men’s neckties are cut on the bias, or diagonal to the warp and weft, so that they can mold comfortably to the neck. This tie silk is woven with designs oriented on the true bias for this purpose. In the textile industry, this type of design is called an “engineered” pattern –created for a specific end use. The textiles department holds numerous examples, from printed or embroidered fabrics for 18th century men’s waistcoats, where the ornamentation is applied á disposition, or in pre-determined locations on what will be the front and hem edges, neckband and pockets; to 1970s skirt panels featuring scenic landscapes.
This object was
American Textile History Museum.
It is credited
American Textile History Museum Collection, gift of Karen Herbaugh.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 158.8 × 63.5 cm (5 ft. 2 1/2 in. × 25 in.)
Cite this object as
Textile, 1930–1949; Previously owned by Karen Herbaugh ; silk; H x W: 158.8 × 63.5 cm (5 ft. 2 1/2 in. × 25 in.); American Textile History Museum Collection, gift of Karen Herbaugh; 2016-35-98