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Black necktie with gold beading worn by LaMonte McLemore of The 5th Dimension

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Unidentified  Search this
Worn by:
LaMonte McLemore, American, born 1935  Search this
Subject of:
The 5th Dimension, American, founded 1966  Search this
synthetic fiber, glass and plastic beads, and metal snaps
H x W (Flat): 21 1/4 × 8 in. (54 × 20.3 cm)
ca. 1980
Black necktie with beading worn by LaMonte McLemore of The 5th Dimension. The front of the tie and the knot are hand-beaded in a design of diagonal lines and zig-zags with gold and black beads. The faux necktie is constructed for use as a stage costume and does not actually tie around the neck. The blade and the band portions are sewn at the top to a faux knot. Two short, thin pieces of the black fabric extend from the top of the faux knot and fasten to the shirt (.2) with a male metal snap at each end. The thin pieces do not show when worn as they are under the collar of the shirt. The blade and the tail are lined in black synthetic satin. There is a hole cut into the tail approximately eight (8) inches from the faux knot, likely to fasten the tail around a button on the shirt. The tail is tacked to the blade with black thread.
African American  Search this
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Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of LaMonte McLemore founding member of The 5th Dimension
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Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture