The Key to the Bastille is the inspiration for the pattern on this beautifully woven pure silk tie. A symbol of freedom and liberty, the original key to the infamous French prison, the Bastille, was presented to George Washington 1790 by the Marquis de Lafayette, a leader of the French Revolution. Lafayette had served under Washington during the American Revolutionary War and they became lifelong friends. The tie was designed especially for George Washington's Mount Vernon. The 100% silk tie in dark navy blue and rich red is 3" in width. Imported fabric. Handmade and finished in the USA.
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