This is one of the designs produced by the Hubert Gotzes weaving factory for ecclesiastical textiles established in Krefeld in 1905. Here at the factory ecclesiastical vestments, that is to say priests’ robes, and other textiles for use in the church, were produced from the precious silk cloth. Right up to the beginning of the 19th century, it was seldom that textiles were produced exclusively for the church. Robes were tailored from secular textiles but patterns were chosen which also had significance in the symbolic language of the Christian church. The ear of corn which we use is just such a symbol because it is a gift of nature and a present from God; it gives us our daily bread. The ear of corn reminds us of the transubstantiation (transforming) of bread into the body of Christ during Holy Mass (Catholic theology). The models for this pattern are the flower patterns popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. Thanks to modern technology, we can reproduce this historic pattern for you. This product is made of pure filament silk. The design is based exclusively on traditional, historic patterns. A few years ago this pattern was still being manually woven on these premises on wooden Jacquard hand-looms which were up to two hundred years old. Please do not wash it by hand but have it professionally cleaned. Through your purchase you are not just acquiring a stylish pure silk item. You are also helping to preserve our gem for future generations. We wish you a great deal of pleasure with your scarf or tie.