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Price: 54 USD

Size: 7,6 cm | 3 in wide

Berat Blue

100% Natural Silk Twill Necktie 

    Our hand-made of natural silk neck tie, Berat Windows, was designed by Triqita from a photo of the Albanian city Berat, which has 1000 windows, one above the other. Look at the pattern of the tie Berat Windows, and you will see the rows of elegant uniformed windows with light blue stripes of sky between them. The overall silver glow of the Berat Windows tie adds some mystery to its classic look. To discover this mystery, you have the story of the Berat Windows neck tie right here.

    What happens if two guys love the same girl and the girl cannot make her choice? The guys fight, the girl cries, and only God helps: the guys become the mountains, Tomor and Shpirag, and the girl – the river Osum running between them. The town on the right bank of the River Osum is Berat. 

    Berat shows how to provide each house with a good view and to make the view of the town so special that UNESCO in 2008 announced Berat a World Heritage site.  In Albania Berat is called The City of a Thousand Windows  one above the other, and for the world Berat  is known as “a remarkably preserved Ottoman city, with a wealth of beautiful buildings of the highest architectural and historical interest”, as James Pettifer writes in his Blue Guide to Albania & Kosovo. 

    Berat was a center of the Illyrian kingdom and Berat was a tidbit for many cultures. The modern name Berat comes from the Slavs who renamed it from Pulcheropolis into Beligrad, the White City. 

    In 1417, Berat was occupied by Turks, who converted it into the center of Ottoman Civilization with many mosques. In Berat's orthodox churches in the XVI century, one of  

the most famous Albanian iconographers, Onufri, worked with his son Nikolla. Some of their works are still in Berat.   Albanian Nationalists took Berat in June, 1914; Greek irregulars took it three months later; Austro-Hungarian troops evicted them in 1916; and, the Austro-Hungarians were evicted by the Italian army in 1918, which remained there for 3 years. In this war mess, Berat clerics 

managed to save the unique books - Berat codices, Codex Beratinus I (known also as ‘Beratinus Purpureum’) and Codex Beratinus II (otherwise ‘Aureus Anthimi’), dating respectively to the 6th and 9th centuries. These are part of UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register. Codex of Berat no. 4 was used by Triqita in  the design of three different scarves: Berat Codex Blue, Berat Codex Red, and Berat Codex Gold and a tie Berat Heart but it is another story...

     There is the remains of one of the Ottoman mosques  in Berat, as are the narrow cobblestone streets with old wooden gates. If you are so lucky that the gates are opened for you, and you are invited in, you will never forget rakia and jam that the hostess will serve to you with special Berat hospitality. You will never forget the carved wooden ceilings with skylights built 300 years ago, and the view from the window. The window, one of Berat’s thousand, will have a good view for sure. 

     The silk neck tie Berat Windows from Triqita For Travel Lovers  Collection/Gift from Albania keeps not only the unmistakably recognizable  image of Berat, it also preserves the charm and mystery of the life behind the centuries and the thousand windows in the town Berat with a perfect view from any of the seven hills it spreads over...

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