Necktie – History, Importance, Types of Knot

History: The earliest known version of the necktie has been found in the massive mausoleum of China’s first emperor, Shih Huang Ti, who was buried in 210 B.C. Desperately afraid of death, the emperor wanted to slaughter an entire to army to accompany him into the next world. His advisers ultimately persuaded him to take life-size replicas of the soldiers instead.

The result is one of the marvels of the ancient world. Unearthed in 1974 near the ancient capital city of Xian, the tomb contained an astonishing 7,500 life-size terracotta replicas of Shih Huang Ti’s famed fighting force. Legions of officers, soldiers, archers and horsemen, all carved in meticulous detail, guard the emperor’s sarcophagus. The armor, uniforms, hair, and facial expressions of the soldiers are reproduced in exquisite detail. Each figure is different – except in one respect: all wear neck cloths.

Sanskrit origins: Derived from the Sanskrit word, bandhna, or bandhana, meaning “tying”, bandannas were first imported from India around 1700. The original bandannas were silk and came in an array of colors, including red, blue, green, brown, black and white, pink, and yellow. Bandannas could also be hand printed or tie-dyed with flowers or bird’s eye patterns.

Importance of Necktie: Ties as signs of membership
The use of coloured and patterned neckties indicating the wearer’s membership in a club, military regiment, school etc.
The colours themselves may be particularly significant. The dark blue and red regimental tie of the Household Cavalry is said to represent the blue blood of the Royal Family, and the red blood of the Guards.

Types of Knot:
Windsor Knot
1.Start with wide end of the tie on your right and extending a foot below narrow end.

Windsor Knot

2. Cross wide end over narrow and bring up through loop.

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3. Cross wide end over narrow and bring up through loop.

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4. Then put down through loop and around across narrow as shown.

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5. Turn and pass up through loop and…

Windsor Knot

6. Complete by slipping down through the knot in front. Tighten and draw up snug to collar.

Windsor Knot

Half Windsor Knot

1.Start with wide end of the tie on your right and extending a foot below narrow end.

Windsor Knot

2. Cross wide end over narrow and turn back underneath.

Half Windsor Knot

3. Bring up and turn down through loop.

Half Windsor Knot

4. Pass wide end around front from left to right.

Half Windsor Knot

5. Then up through loop…

Half Windsor Knot

6. And down through know in front. Tighten carefully and draw up to collar.

Windsor Knot

Four in Hand Knot

1.Start with wide end of the tie on your right and extending a foot below narrow end.

Windsor Knot

2. Cross wide end over narrow and back underneath.

Half Windsor Knot

3. Continue around passing wide end across front of narrow once more.

Four in Hand Knot

4. Pass side end up through loop.

Four in Hand Knot

5. Holding front of knot loose with index finger, pass wide end down through loop in front.

Four in Hand Knot

6. Remove finger and tighten knot carefully. Draw up tight to collar by holding narrow end and sliding knot snug.

Windsor Knot

knot a bow tie

1.Start with end in right hand, extending 1.5 inch below that in left hand.

knot a bow tie

2. Cross longer end over shorter and pass up through loop.

knot a bow tie

3. Form front loop of bow by doubling up shorter end (hanging) end placing across collar points.

knot a bow tie

4. Hold this front loop with thumb and forefinger of right hand. Drop long end down over front.

knot a bow tie

5. Place left forefinger pointing up on bottom half of hanging part. Pass up behind front loop and…

knot a bow tie

6. Poke resulting loop though knot behind front loop (see illustration). Even ends and tighte

knot a bow tie

With warm regards
Ram Chandra Srivastava
YAMAHA MOTOR SOLUTIONS INDIA Pvt. LTD.
http://ymsl.in
(YAMAHA Group Co.)

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