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Man's necktie made of "Tamara" fabric

American (of Finnish fabric)
Fabric designed by Maija Isola (Finnish, 1927–2001), For Marimekko (Finnish, founded 1951), Made by Margaret M. Eskridge (American)


Height x width (max.): 52 x 1 7/8 in. (132.1 x 4.8 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Screen-printed cotton plain weave; cotton twill tape

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Americas, Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Straight, narrow necktie with square ends, made of cotton printed with red and black abstract pattern (“Tamara” pattern); black cotton twill tape loop on back.


Gift from Armi Ratia, founder of Marimekko, to Robert T. and Margaret M. Eskridge, about 1968 (fabric); Tie 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