Abell 370 bow tie

Abell 370 bow tie

39.00

Abell 370 cluster print bow tie - the perfect groomsmen gift for any astronomer.

Abell 370 is a cluster of galaxies that lies approximately 4,000,000,000 light years away. You can see that some of the light sources in the cluster appear elongated; this is due to gravitational lensing, a phenomenon in which a large, dense object (like a black hole) is between a light source and an observer (us, on Earth) and bends light from the source.

Using high-resolution astronomical images, each bow tie starts life on my computer so I can place the most interesting parts of the nebula on the ‘bow’ part of the bow tie. I then get my designs custom-printed onto high-quality organic cotton in Europe. I make each bow tie by hand (and sewing machine!) in my Parisian apartment, before carefully packaging it in a beautiful branded box so it's ready to gift.

All my items are beautifully finished and are 100% hand made by me in my Paris studio.

Image credit: Hubble via STScI.

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Approximate size:
Length: 28-32” (70-80cm) when laid flat
Width of bow: 2.5" (5cm)

14-16” collar size when tied, adjustable with a slider. Need help tying your bow tie? I love these instructions!

Materials:
100% organic cotton sateen

Care instructions:
Gently spot-clean with a damp cloth.

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