Tartans

Tartans

by Brenda Ralph Lewis
     
 
Tartans have a long and fascinating history, with patterns specific to certain regions of Scotland dating back to the sixteenth century. The wearing of tartans first became widespread during the eighteenth century, when clan warriors would choose particular patterns of colors to show allegiance to their leaders. In the early nineteenth century, as the novels of Sir

Overview

Tartans have a long and fascinating history, with patterns specific to certain regions of Scotland dating back to the sixteenth century. The wearing of tartans first became widespread during the eighteenth century, when clan warriors would choose particular patterns of colors to show allegiance to their leaders. In the early nineteenth century, as the novels of Sir Walter Scott captured the public imagination with romanticized accounts of dashing Highlanders, attempts were made to catalog the patterns, or setts, of the traditional clans. There are now more than 2,700 registered setts in circulation, of which this book contains many of the best known and most distinguished. Tartans is a comprehensive guide to the ancient tartans of Scotland, as well as more recent tartans adopted by organizations and regions in countries such as Canada. Anyone interested in tracing their Celtic roots, investigating the tartans of the Scottish clans or discovering the history behind the special and regional tartans will find this an accessible and highly informative guide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785818793
Publisher:
Chartwell Books
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.78(w) x 5.02(h) x 1.11(d)

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