The Zydeco Tie is a fashion statement! It's an instrument! It's a portable party! Now you can have rhythm wherever you go. No more boring office meetings. No more stained ties; and it's dishwasher safe! WOW! The Zydeco Tie is hand crafted from 24 gauge stainless steel. It evolved from the wooden framed washboard used by traditional American musicians. Comes with playing thimbles.