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Tartan

£15.00

Before we start..tartan and Plaid are not the same!!  🙂 The criss cross patterned fabric known worldwide as ‘Plaid’ is only transforms into ‘Tartan’ when the plaid patterned fabric is associated to a particular name, a specific clan, family, or other community.  Without this association the plaid is nothing more than a pretty patterned fabric, maybe used as a shawl or bedcover.  Simply put…’No alliance, means, it’s No tartan!!’

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“Nowhere beats the heart so kindly as beneath the tartan plaid!” – William Edmondstoune Aytoun

The fair have sighed for it. The brave have died for it. Foeman have sought for it. Heroes fought for it. Honour the name of it.  Drink to the fame of it  ,The Tartan! “ – Murdoch MacLean.

‘Any self respecting Scot knows a good tartan is the solution to everything” – Trisha Telep

Introduction and History

Before we start..tartan and Plaid are not the same!!  The criss cross patterned fabric known worldwide as ‘Plaid’ is only transforms into ‘Tartan’ when the plaid patterned fabric is associated to a particular name, a specific clan, family, or other community.  Without this association the plaid is nothing more than a pretty patterned fabric, maybe used as a shawl or bedcover.  Simply put…’No alliance, means, it’s No tartan!!’  Traditionally made from wool and dyed using colourings of local plant-life, Tartan was used to make warm, durable clothing.  Therefore the particular colour of one’s tartan was a reflection of the authentic natural tones particular to each clan’s surrounding  environment.  One easy way of telling where you came from and whether you are friend or foe…particularly handy during the infamous historic Scottish battles.  Tartan really was the equivalent of the modern day name badge.

 

Captured within this  Wee Piece of Scotland glass caddy is a wee shawl made from genuine tartan. We hope you while away the hours determining the clan origins and colourings which transforms the plaid into Tartan.  And never forget… ‘Plaid’ means a criss-cross fabric…’Tartan’ means it’s Scottish!!!

 

Content.

  • Glass caddy with hand made tartan shawl (made from off-cuts of kilt fabric) with semi-precious gemstone brooch. (bottle measuring 6cm x 3cm)
  • Securely enclosed by air tight, lazer engraved, wooden stopper.
  • Each bottle comes in a luxury white gift box and is accompanied by an Information card with historic, honourable, heartfelt and humorous facts.
  • Every bottle comes with it’s own unique password which opens the door to an interactive online experiences and furthering your journey of discovery aiming to  spark the imagination, warm the heart , stir the soul and capture a Wee Piece of Scotland just for you.

 

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