NGC 6397 bow tie

NGC 6397 bow tie


NGC 6397 print bow tie - the perfect groomsmen gift for any astronomer.

NGC 6397 is a globular cluster, which means that it’s a spherical collection of stars held close together by gravity. It’s one of the closest globular clusters to Earth which makes it ideal for science; in 2004 it was used to estimate the age of the Milky Way!

Using high-resolution astronomical images, each bow tie starts life on my computer so I can place the most interesting parts of the cluster 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.

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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