Man's necktie

American (of Finnish fabric)
1960s
Fabric designed by Marjatta Metsovaara (Finnish, born in 1927), For Tampella, Made by Margaret M. Eskridge (American)


Dimensions

Height x width (max.): 51 1/2 x 1 7/8 in. (130.8 x 4.8 cm)

Accession Number

2007.517

Medium or Technique

Screen-printed cotton twill; rayon(?) grosgrain ribbon

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Straight, narrow necktie with square ends, made of cotton twill printed with pink and red abstract pattern; black grosgrain ribbon loop on back. Part of selvedge marking (“…SOVAARA”) visible at narrow end.

Provenance

Made by Margaret M. Eskridge for Robert T. Eskridge, late 1960s; Gift to the MFA, June 27, 2007

Credit Line

Gift of Robert T. and Margaret M. Eskridge to honor and preserve the international significance of Finnish contemporary arts and design, which flourished between 1950 and 1980