100% Natural Silk Twill Necktie
Price: 54 USD
Size: 7,6 cm | 3 in wide
Collection: Gifts for Travel Lovers
Gift envelope with the story of the scaf is included
for faceless post-communist Tirana. This is why and how the walls of many buildings became the canvas for Tirana Biennale-2003 and how Tirana became a big attraction for everybody appreciating art and creativity.
Painting on the buildings of Tirana became not just a fashion but a style. Both old out-of-fashion buildings and most of the new buildings of Tirana now have their colorful dressing. Whether the new mayor will repaint the fading colors on the old buidings, or not, Triqita took the care to preserve this page of Tirana’s history in the photos of every painted building and the patterns for silk ties and scarves of the Tirana Style Collection.
If you like the idea that “Neckties satisfy modern man’s desire to dress in art”, then you are an artist yourself. So, you can appreciate the ties from Triqita, not only because they are bright and made of pure silk in a very limited edition, but also because they are simply exquisite artifacts of time, place, people and art, which these ties have tied together.
Tirana is “dressed” in art, and it makes her unforgettable, so whether you put on or give away as a gift the tie Tirana Pastel from Triqita’s For Travel Lovers/Tirana Style collection, you will be dressed in art, or presenting art, and along with all the quality and the story coming with it, you will also be unforgettable. Remember, that the tie Tirana Pastel is also very good for breaking the ice and it is not just designer tie, but the stylish, modern, useful, exquisite and meaningful gift from Albania.
The pattern of the handmade silk tie, Tirana Pastel, was designed by Triqita from our photo of the building that you see in the picture. The building belongs to the post-communist era of Tirana and is designed in line with the Tirana Style. What kind of style is it, you will find out from our story about the Tirana Pastel tie right here.
Triqita took the photo of the Tirana Pastel building in the Albanian capital Tirana. Nobody, but us calls it 'Pastel', but the color pallet of this building and the tie, deriving from it, is so muted that it tuned us to a pastel mood. By doing it, we confirmed that the wide-spread painting on Tirana's buildings does work as a mood changing, land-marking, and artist-inspiring tool.
Tirana became the capital city of Albania after the First World War, and the Albanian King managed to decorate it with a few palaces. After the Second World War, when the communists took over, Tirana in general was “a jumble of crazy mud brick houses.” By the time of Edi Rama, who converted Tirana into the biggest-in-the-world-free-of-charge outdoor exhibition of abstract expressionism, Tirana didn’t have any architectural wonders, but she had a lot of dilapidated, dull, concrete and brick apartment buildings.
Edi Rama served as a mayor of Tirana for 12 years. He was also chosen World Mayor 2004, and now he is a prime minister of Albania. To begin his career as Tirana’s mayor, Edi Rama commissioned himself and some other artists, including Olafur Eliasson of Denmark, to create the colorful “make-up”