Hmm... I wondered why she thought her brother would like a threadbare, very wide tie from the 70s with an odd color combination of dark brown and old pick-up truck blue. Then she pointed out the hieroglyphics:
My son is an archaeologoist and yes would love the hieroglyphics but I doubted he'd be thrilled with the colors. So I opened up the tie and discovered the inside looked waaaaaay better!
You could still see the hieroglyphics. I much preferred this color combo and my daughter concurred. As to the tie's threadbare state we decided to make a bow tie out of it!
And here you have it - two pieces. You're almost done. A handy dandy little secret is to sew velcro on the ends to that when your man ties it for the first time he can just leave it tied and open or close it with the velcro in the back.