Tartans: Frederickton to MacNeil

Tartans: Frederickton to MacNeil

by William F. Johnston, Philip D. Smith
     
 
Rich in history and valor, the multicolored woven art known as "tartan" is centuries old but has been codified only since the late eighteenth century. Conjuring images of kilted warriors and lively bagpipes, tartan has survived hundreds of years to become the very fabric of a nation—as popular today as in years past. "All Scots are color coded," it is said, and

Overview

Rich in history and valor, the multicolored woven art known as "tartan" is centuries old but has been codified only since the late eighteenth century. Conjuring images of kilted warriors and lively bagpipes, tartan has survived hundreds of years to become the very fabric of a nation—as popular today as in years past. "All Scots are color coded," it is said, and in this second of three alphabetically arranged volumes you will find over 400 examples of vividly striped tartans covering the names Frederickton to MacNeil. "What are my colors?" is the most frequently asked question of the International Association of Tartan Studies, and chances are you will find them in this beautifully illustrated book. Compiled from the nearly 5000 tartans in the Association's database and selected by two leading authorities, this outstanding assortment ranges from the simplest to the most complex. Includes brief historical background, definitions of related terms, and thread counts for the tartan weaver. An invaluable resource for families, clubs, historians, and designers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764309625
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Series:
Schiffer Design Books Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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