Vintage late 1940s/early 1950s Western-themed rayon satin tie from Haband features a dynamic print of wild horses, in chestnut brown, black and white on a golden mustard ground. A few of the horses have been “filled in” with color, but most are rendered in outline only. The draftsman-like equine “sketches” and brushstroke-like accents throughout the print nod to the handpainted ties so popular at the time.
The tie is tipped in white satin and measures 50” long by 2.75” across the front blade. However, vertical creases down the reverse reveal that the front blade was pressed from its original width of 4”, presumably as neckties slimmed in the mid- to late 1950s.
No label, just the Haband logo—the word “Haband” on a silhouette form of the United States—incorporated into the print, and partially concealed by the “restyling” of the front blade.
The Haband Company was a mail order tie company founded by Paterson NJ silk mill clerk Max Habernickel. By the early 1940s, the salesforce had grown to 500, and the company’s slogan was "Haband Ties the USA.”
Excellent condition, with no issues other than the altered width.
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