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
Tirana Pink & Blue
Rama commissioned himself and some other artists, including Olafur Eliasson of Denmark, to create the colourful “make-up” 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 colourful dressing. Whether the new mayor will repaint the fading colors on the old buildings, 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 artefacts 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 Pink Over 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 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.
The pattern of the handmade silk tie, Tirana Pink & Blue, was designed by Triqita from our photo of the building that you see in the picture. The picture was taken in 2005, when the oldest stone bridge in Tirana was under restoration and the paint on the building was still fresh. The trees in front of the building were not yet planted to block the pattern on the building and the way on the narrow sidewalk, and, of course, to give shade whomever manages to get a bit of it - pedestrians, coffee drinkers, shop-vendors. The building has many colours, but the pink takes over and gives such a vivid touch to a very classic looking pattern of the Tirana Pink Over tie. The Tirana Pink Over tie swings, as Tirana does herself. The Tirana Pink Over tie also tells a story. Right here:
Triqita took the photo of the Tirana Pink Over in the Albanian capital Tirana. Tirana is the only place in Europe, where painting on buildings is widely used as a mood-lifting, 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. To begin his career as Tirana’s mayor, Edi