Pilgrim Badge Tie

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Exclusive to the British Museum, a silk necktie inspired by medieval pilgrim badges.

The design of this necktie has been based on pilgrim badges which are now housed in the British Museum. Badges such as these would have been worn by those undertaking a pilgrimage to a Christian holy site, and would have featured imagery relating to saints.

Thousands of pilgrim badges such as the ones featured on the tie have been found in Britain. Pilgrims often travelled hundreds, even thousands of miles to visit shrines in Britain and Europe, and the religious imagery formed on the badges often reflected the saint to whose shrine the pilgrim was visiting. Pilgrim badges were usually mass-produced cheaply from lead or tin alloys, making them widely affordable. They are often found near rivers, since many people believed it to be good luck to throw their badges into water.

A fascinating gift for a history lover.

  • Product Code: CMCT64870
  • Product Weight: 0.1kg
  • T.P: 7.03
  • Dimensions: Standard Tie Length: 148cm
  • Exhibition: Thomas Becket: murder and the making of a saint
  • Material: 100% silk
  • Postage Weight: 0.10 Kg

Exclusive to the British Museum, a silk necktie inspired by medieval pilgrim badges.

The design of this necktie has been based on pilgrim badges which are now housed in the British Museum. Badges such as these would have been worn by those undertaking a pilgrimage to a Christian holy site, and would have featured imagery relating to saints.

Thousands of pilgrim badges such as the ones featured on the tie have been found in Britain. Pilgrims often travelled hundreds, even thousands of miles to visit shrines in Britain and Europe, and the religious imagery formed on the badges often reflected the saint to whose shrine the pilgrim was visiting. Pilgrim badges were usually mass-produced cheaply from lead or tin alloys, making them widely affordable. They are often found near rivers, since many people believed it to be good luck to throw their badges into water.

A fascinating gift for a history lover.

  • Product Code: CMCT64870
  • Product Weight: 0.1kg
  • T.P: 7.03
  • Dimensions: Standard Tie Length: 148cm
  • Exhibition: Thomas Becket: murder and the making of a saint
  • Material: 100% silk
  • Postage Weight: 0.10 Kg
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