These white or black blank silk ties are all beautifully made in China and sewn with 100% silk thread. We have them made extra long and with a synthetic insert which is an advantage for painting. Two different fabrics to choose from. Better to dry clean rather than wash silk ties. If washed, block until totally dry. Using water based colored resists and free flowing Silk Paints like Dye-Na-Flow or Setasilk, you can just paint them, dry them and iron to heat set both the resist lines and the paint. No washing excess dye out needed, and they come out looking better than new. Great non-toxic project for kids to make for their Dads too! Sorry, no returns on ties.