Rich burgundy & silver striped silk. The deep color comes from the use of natural dyes. This would have probably been produced from “cochineal”, a type of scale insect from which the color carmine is derived.
The LTK collection includes silks that date back to the Edo period, the time of the samurai and the shogunate. The opulence of the court at that time demanded that courtesans and nobility wore only the finest clothing. Patterns and designs of the fabrics were not at the whim of the designers, but rather had deep rooted symbolism and poetic interpretations of nature and the surroundings. You can sense the history and the high level of artistry and many hours of handcraft when you hold this tie in your hands. This is not just a tie, it's an heirloom.
The "Barbed Wire" pattern is a graphic representation.
The design is rare and extremely limited. Only 20 ties and pocket squares will be made from this fabric and once they're sold, there will be no more.