Kristof Buntinx Store - Croatian Cravate
Kristof Buntinx Store

Croatian Cravate

175 EUR
Croatian Cravate
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Croatian Cravate

175 EUR
Croatia: Member State as of 1st of July 2013. With this creation, Kristof teaches us something about the origin of the word 'cravate', which has its origin in the custom of 17th-century Croatian mercenaries -- in the service of the French King Louis XIII during the Thirty Years' War -- to tie a piece of cloth around their neck. Hence the choice of depicting the map of Croatia on a tie. This origin can be read (“La Croatie”) in the French word “cravate”.