Yesterday I bought a new necktie, one with images taken from the Bayeux Tapestry.
The Bayeux Tapestry depicts William the Conqueror’s invasion of England in October 1066 and his overthrow of King Harold II. William began the line of Norman kings of England, from whom the present royal family descends. The images on the tie consists of soldiers, mounted knights, and longboats taken directly from the Tapestry. The one image from the Tapestry I wish were depicted on the tie is the appearance of Halley’s Comet foretelling the fall of Harold, but since it’s not there I suppose I can live without it.
Of all the things for a necktie to say, why the Bayeux Tapestry? That’s a tricky question. First, I thought it looked nice. Second, I liked that the tie had an historical message. And third, the manufacturer of the tie–Alynn Neckwear–has a name that’s very close to my own. All completely random reasons. 😉