This wooden bow tie is handcrafted from Sapele, a member of the Mahogany family of woods. Native to Africa, Sapele is prized for its rich color and figuring, often being made into high-end instruments. The 'curly' figure exhibited in the wood is a result of Sapele's unusual growth patterns. As the tree grows, the grain twists back and forth, and when the wooden bow tie is crafted from the timber, these twists become visible as they reflect light differently. The bow tie is finished with mineral oil and beeswax (both edible) which help prevent the wood from drying out while still keeping its natural feel. Straps come in random colors and are not visible once the bow ties are put on. Adjustable sliders on the straps accommodate most neck sizes (13-19"). If you believe you need a different size, let me know.
It is important to note that because of the unique qualities of wood, bow ties sold will not exactly match the color/grain of the ones shown, but I will do my best to ensure a close match.