A plain bright red Womens' War Service Auxiliary tie. " N.Z. FINEST / HAND / Parisan / TAILORED " is written on a manufacturing label.
This tie was part of the uniform of Sybil Kate Baker who was a member of the WWSA - Waitara " Canteen " group. This group was a support service for the Waitara Home Guard and other military groups stationed at Waitara. They would provide morning teas and other meals for the men while they were on training exercises.