In the 17th century, as a part of their traditional uniforms, the Croats tied special bandanas around their necks. The girls were giving the bandanas to their men when they went to war, as a sign of their loyalty. That way, the tie entered Europe as a sign of class and sophistication. In the Pula Arena, the biggest tie in the world, „Kravata oko Arene“, arrived on the 18th October 2003. It was 808 meters long and 25 meters wide, and built from 9015 square meters of red fabric, and symbolized the tie as a part of Croatian and World heritage.
The biggest tie in the world and the Pula Arena
For the creation of this piece of art, there were 120 km of thread, 450 kg of fabric and more than 300 hours of sewing used. The most challenging part was to tie a knot, which was tied at 21 meters of height, and was 9 meters deep. However, around hundred children was there to help stretch the tie all the way to the Pula boardwalk.