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Tie - Glasnost

Glasnost

  • Object:

    Tie

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (retailed)
    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1989 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Loewe, Claire (designer)
    Tie Rack (designed for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the retailer

  • Museum number:

    T.20-1991

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Silk tie printed with small American and Russian flags (the US Stars & Stripes flag and the USSR hammer & sickle flag) and doves in flight against a navy ground with an atomic spot pattern.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (retailed)
Great Britain (made)

Date

1989 (made)

Artist/maker

Loewe, Claire (designer)
Tie Rack (designed for)

Materials and Techniques

Printed silk

Object history note

Registered File number 1990/1680.

Historical context note

Glasnost (Russian for publicity/openness) was the name given to the Soviet Union's declared public policy of openly and frankly discussing economic and political realities. It was initiated under Mikhail Gorbachev in 1985, and was a key step towards improving Russian/USA relationships.

Descriptive line

Printed silk tie 'Glasnost', designed by Claire Loewe for Tie Rack, Great Britain, 1989

Materials

Silk (textile)

Techniques

Printed

Subjects depicted

Flags; Dots; Stars and Stripes; Doves

Categories

Fashion; Men's clothes; Accessories; Politics

Production Type

Limited edition

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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