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Price: 54 USD

Size: 7,6 cm | 3 in wide

Heart of Codex

100% Natural Silk Twill Necktie 

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of  Vlora no. 11, while  the pictures that we used for the scarves decorate the book identified as the Codex of Berat no. 4, written by  an anonymous scribe in the 12th century in Constantinople    Two other 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, are part of UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register. 

    Whether these luxurious manuscripts came to Berat, or Vlora before the Ottoman conquest, or during it, is still to investigate, but for sure they were saved there. The oral tradition says that the holy books, housed in the neighborhood of the castle in Berat would be hidden in time of war,  and were brought to their natural place, in churches, in peaceful times. The Chronicle of Theodoulos tells that Theodoulos himself, a local priest, , saved 27 books in 1356, when the Serbian army of Dushan was threatening the city.

    We believe the tender touch of silk of our tie Heart of the Codex  from Triqita's For travel Lovers/gift from Albania Collection, makes you feel the touch of everlasting beauty, dedicated to God a long time ago by the anonymous artists. The beauty that never fades.    Remember, that the ties from Triqita are also very good for breaking the ice and they are not just designer ties, but stylish, modern, useful, exquisite  and meaningful gifts.

    Our handmade silk neck tie, Heart of Codex, was designed by Triqita from a painting that is 900 years old, a painting that is carefully kept away from the sunlight, heat and cold. We were lucky to get this photo of this painting on the page of an ancient manuscript and to convert it into a modern pattern for our silk tie, Heart of Codex, giving everybody a great opportunity to enjoy the beautiful art of the past, to combine it with modern garments, and to tell the story about the tie, Heart of Codex.    

    “A home without books is like a body without a soul”. Albania is the home of some very special books - 119 Byzantine and Post Byzantine books or fragments of books, covering a historical period from the 6th to the end of the 19th century. Each book is hand written and some of them richly decorated with gold. The place of their production varies: Constantinople, Epirus, Macedonia, Albania or South Italy. 

  They are living objects, speaking to us through words and images. And the images are of such divine beauty that they called us to bring it to the broader light and let more people to know and enjoy what is preserved in the safe home of these books - in the Central State Archive of Albania in Tirana.

   Triqita transferred some pictures from the ancient  pages to the modern silk scarves and a tie, doing a digital restoration on the way and making our own composition.  For the tie we used the image of headpiece from Codex 

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