Crab nebula bow tie

Crab nebula bow tie


Crab nebula print bow tie - the perfect groomsmen gift for any astronomer.

The Crab Nebula formed about a thousand years ago, and is the remnant of a supernova that was written about by Chinese astronomers in 1054. Apparently that supernova was so bright that, despite being 6500 light years away, it could be seen during the day on Earth!

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. The observations were taken by Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3.

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!

100% organic cotton sateen

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

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