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Tie - Glasnost


  • Object:


  • 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:


  • 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)


1989 (made)


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


Silk (textile)



Subjects depicted

Flags; Dots; Stars and Stripes; Doves


Fashion; Men's clothes; Accessories; Politics

Production Type

Limited edition


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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