Lewis Chessmen silk tie (British Museum exclusive)

    SKU: cmct38710

    £30.00 Members' price *


    This bright woven silk tie is inspired by the iconic Lewis Chess set found on the Isle of Lewis, and is one of the most treasured pieces in the British Museum collection.

    The chess pieces were probably made in Norway, about AD 1150-1200, and consist of elaborately worked walrus ivory and whales' teeth in the forms of seated kings and queens, mitred bishops, knights on their mounts, standing warders/beserkers and pawns in the shape of obelisks.

    They were found in the vicinity of Uig on the Isle of Lewis, the Outer Hebrides, in mysterious circumstances. Various stories have evolved to explain why they were concealed there and how they were discovered. All that is certain is that they were found some time before 11 April 1831, when they were exhibited at the Society of Antiquaries in Scotland.

    Read more about the Lewis Chess pieces here.


    Product code: cmct38710
    Gift recipient: For men
    Size: Standard tie length
    Material: 100% Silk
    Weight: 0.047kg
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