The untouched rocky slopes shrouded in a dark sea mist make the shores of Gough an unbelievable site. This hand-painted necktie echoes that moment with an assemblage of textured wools and hand-painted cottons.
- 3 Widths Available
- Individually Handcrafted
- Hand-painted Egyptian Cotton ( body ) / worsted wool ( insert ) / merino wool ( tip )
- Lined with 100% cotton
- Medium heat iron
- Dry Clean Only
Located in the the Central South Atlantic, midway between the southern tips of Africa and South America sits the rocky plateaus of Gough Island. With a history of British whaling, hunting, and fishing in the mid - late 1800’s, the 14 square kilometers of Gogh island has now been made inaccessible to all but a select few researchers.
The isolated volcanic island is not only known for it’s untouched beauty but holds the title of least-disturbed cool temperature island ecosystem in the South Atlantic. Aside from a few years of visiting sealers and fisherman, life on the Island of Gough has been left alone without assistance or hinderance from humans. The living creatures that inhabit this land are mainly comprised of birds with a few rodents, insects and only 2 native mammals- the subantartic fur seal and the southern elephant seal. Gough Island the only place that a few species call home. 2 types of birds, 10 invertebrates and 8 plants are completely unique to the island.
With such a prime, untouched location it’s no wonder that many endangered sea birds choose this island for their breeding site. Thousands of pairs of endangered atlantic petrels, wandering albatross, great and little shearwater, as well as 48% of the northern rockhopper penguin migrate to this island every year for that reason. Gough island has been called one of the most important seabird colonies in the world for the amount of endangered species choose to breed on it’s rocky slopes.
Visiting this island sanctuary may be off limits but appreciating it’s beauty through photographs isn’t. To learn more about Gough island and it’s unique inhabitant, click here