Young Pioneer Membership tie or kerchief (galstuk),
Made of artificial silk and measures 38" x 11 1/2".
Excellent unissued condition with only a few creases from
long storage. There is sewn-in paper tag of a factory in
Rovno region of Ukraine which shows a 1990 date of
There are two very interesting things to note about the
classic red Pioneer tie. First, as a member of the
organization you might get by if you forgot to wear your
membership pin, but if you forgot to wear your red tie?
Well, it was not a forgivable offense!
Second, unlike other youth organizations around the world
that wear or have worn kerchiefs, Pioneer ties were cut in a
triangular shape to begin with, not sewn square and then
folded in half by each young member to make a nice triangle!
Please note: the white shirt in our photos is not included
with the tie.