This necktie is a mix of the darkness that plagued Frida Kahlo’s life and the beauty she saw in the nature that surrounded her. Frida endured polio, a life-threatening bus accident, amputation of a leg, bedridden for months on end, marriage infidelity - and that is only part of it. She is a woman who endured more than your fair share of tragedies and she took those tragedies and made them into some of the most provocative paintings the world has seen - showing her brutally-honest attitude towards pain and her right to confront and glorify it. Frida was a natural rule-breaker and that is what makes her so darn compelling. Her lack of filter on her art and her presence is awe-inspiring.
She put brush to canvas for 143 paintings, with 55 of them as self-portraits. For a person who had to experience a staggering 30+ surgeries in her lifetime, it is no shock that she was able to paint herself as if her body was something separate altogether. She stated herself that, “they thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams. I painted my reality.”
Pushing boundaries in all aspects of life, Frida was a feminist who today, happens to also be infamous for her unibrow and unkempt natural body hair. We hope this necktie will bring out the inner artist in anyone that ties it around their neck.
- 2” wide and 80” long
- 100% silk
- Spot clean or dry clean only
- Made in USA by a female-run production house
- Includes an illustrated storyboard featuring Frida Kahlo’s accomplishments
- Packaged in a keepsake box
Additionally, this necktie comes with a magnetic monkey pin that measures .75 inch in height. You can place the pin anywhere on the necktie - similarly to how Frida would often paint a monkey in her self portraits.