This vintage narrow tie in plum is unique and handsome. The tie is a high sheen satin in medium purple imprinted with lions in black. The stylized lions are seated on their haunches with raised paws which hold halberds. There is no maker’s label, but a small label provides the WPL number and identifies the fabric content as “All Acetate”.
The necktie measures 53 inches in length and is 2 ½ inches wide at the tip. The tie dates from the late 1950’s. At some point in its past it was ironed flat, and the edges are slightly faded in color. The tie is otherwise in excellent vintage condition, clean with no spots, stains, rips, holes, or scents. The color purple is symbolic and has been associated with magic and spirituality as well as representing dignity. At one time it was a color reserved for royalty. When blue and red pigments are mixed, the result is violet or purple. The lion represents strength and bravery, an excellent companion to the color purple. So in addition to be a great looking necktie, in a way this vintage tie is a true power tie!