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  Tartan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A tartan is a specific woven pattern that often signifies a particular Scottish clan in the modern era.
The tartan of a Scottish clan is a sequence of colors and shades unique to the material, authorised by the clan society for use by members of that clan for kilts, ties, and other garments and decorations.
In the Celtic regions of Cornwall and Wales tartans and kilts have been adopted as part of the 19th and 20th century Celtic revival and the traditional Northumbrian tartan, known in Scotland as the Shephard's Tartan, perhaps the oldest tartan design in Britain, is common and worn by Northumbrian Pipers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tartan   (1571 words)

 MacCorkill's Scottish - History of the Tartan
Tartan is a woven material, generally of wool, having stripes of different colours and varying in breadth.
Tartan patterns are called "setts" and by this is meant the complete pattern, and a length of tartan is made by repeating the pattern or sett, over and over again.
The Royal tartans are for the use of the Royal family and should not be worn by anyone outside of the Royal family, except by consent.Exception, the Royal Stewart.
www.geocities.com /~sconemac/tartan.html   (2589 words)

 Tartan Recording Service
If the tartan is for fabric use, applicants must provide a woven or printed sample of an acceptable commercial standard which should be a minimum of 25cms x 18cms (10 inches x 7 inches) or of sufficient size to show half a sett if that exceeds these measurements.
Tartans named after countries, states, provinces, districts, towns, companies and other such bodies, which are purporting to be official, must similarly be accompanied by a letter of authorisation from the appropriate authority.
The inclusion of any tartan should, however, not be taken as endorsement of the individual or corporate owner of that tartan or of any associated beliefs and operating methods.
www.tartansauthority.com /Web/Site/Tartan_Recording/TartanRecording.asp   (1028 words)

 History of Scottish Tartan
If early Tartan, like the Gaelic language, were used across Scotland in the 10thC, by the 13thC it would have been confined to the Highlands.
The great importance of Tartan and associated dress to Highland Culture at this time can be deduced from the fact that the government banned it from 1746-82.
Tartans were gathered but these had more to do with regimental uniforms and Wilson's successful marketing than any older patterns.
www.donaldsons-of-crieff.com /tartan/history.html   (872 words)

 Tartan Day Events
Tartan Bites (April 2-6) is a week of Scottish Writing in New York at a variety of venues presented by a range of Scottish authors.
Tartan Day information and displays of Tartans will be place in local libraries in the area by the St. Andrew Society of Sarasota, who are this year's host group for the event this year.
Tartan Day in Australia is celebrated on 1 July, the day Royal Assent was granted to the Act repealing the Act of Proscription, prohibiting the wearing of any Scottish national dress or the playing of bagpipes.
www.rampantscotland.com /features/tartanday.htm   (8407 words)

 Clann Tartan - (welcome!)
Tartans were redesigned and ascribed to specific clans because the old patterns and dying techniques had been forgotten.
We, the members of CLANN TARTAN, dispel the myths and misconceptions of Scottish history and accurately recreate a slice of lost history and culture, thereby preserving it in the hearts of all who share the experience with us.
Inquiries about having Clann Tartan appear at your school, festival or other history related event can be made through our feedback page as well.
www.clanntartan.org   (1181 words)

 Tartan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tartan is now known as clan and family identification denoting racial, cultural and geographic origins.
Tartan is undergoing a resurgent of popularity and there are thousands of tartans within the registries of Scotland.
Tartan as such was originally made from the dyes derived from the local vegetation.
www.mcgibboneyfamily.org /tartan.htm   (574 words)

 mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, structural engineering
Established in 1977, Tartan is an Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) company based in Calgary, Alberta, the heart of the Canadian oil and gas industry.
Tartan is a Canadian owned company and over its twenty-eight year history, has successfully completed over seven thousand projects in Canada.
To support this focus, Tartan is pleased to announce the addition of Doug Ratzlaff, P. Eng.
www.tartaneng.com   (137 words)

 Tartan Day: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tartan Day was the idea of Mrs Jean Watson.
Not only was the United States Declaration of Independence[Follow this hyperlink for a summary of this subject] modelled on that inspirational document but also almost half of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were of Scottish descent and the Governors in 9 of the original 13 States were of Scottish ancestry.
Tartan Day is now firmly part of the North American calendar and a welcome signal that the Scots-Canadian/American relationship can only strengthen in the 21st century.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/t/ta/tartan_day.htm   (1071 words)

 Tartan / Plaid - Scottish Clan, District and Irish
Tartan By The Metre - Scottish Clans, District and Irish
The tartans we offer are Light Weight Cloth by Ingles Buchan, Medium Weight Cloth by Strathmore, Medium Weight Kilt Fabric by Strathmore, Strome Heavyweight by by Loch Carron of Scotland, Irish County Tartan by The House of Edgar, Special Weaves by D.C. Dalgliesh, Thai Silk and Dupion Silk.
If we are unable to source your tartan we can commission a special weave for you, with a minimum run of only 4 yards, width 70cm, please don't hesitate to ask for a quote.
www.donaldsons-of-crieff.com /tartan   (491 words)

The cloth is an authentic Scottish Tartan for all Europeans, registered by the Scottish Tartan Society, the United Kingdom Patent Office, the President of the European Union and the Commissioners in Brussels.
The Tartan Squares are worked round the twelve stars on the European Union Flag, designed by Mr Paul Levy, the Council of Europe’s Director of information in the early 1950s.
The tartan is made up of the colours on the flag of the European Union, running through the tartan is a small red line, this commemorates the blood spilt on our Continent since recorded history, the white line is slightly larger and represents peace on the Continent of Europe and the world.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/CChalmers   (630 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | Tartan designed for Dutch kilts
The Tartan of Holland was unveiled on Saturday by the first Dutchmen to wear the new tartan.
A Dutch MacKay tartan was created to honour Baron Aeneas Mackay, prime minister of the Netherlands 1888-91, the great grandfather of the present chief of the MacKays.
Tartan traditionalists perhaps unhappy at the move should note the strong trading history between Scotland and Holland, Dr Wishart said.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/scotland/4211272.stm   (403 words)

 Tartan Fields - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The rich history of American golf is honor ed and respected at Tartan Fields Golf Club with a classic course design and the New England shingle-style architecture of the clubhouse.
Tartan Fields has reinvented the country club with a family focus and a classic, timeless theme.
Clubessentials club membership management software is the best of breed choice for club general managers to enhance the brand marketing and image of their club.
www.tartanfields.com   (234 words)

 Scotland Guide - Traditions and Culture - Tartan and Tartan Day
This date was chosen because 6th April 1320 was the date of the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath (see [11.3]), which formed the basis for the US Declaration of Independence.
In the days of Martin the tartans seemed to be used to distinguish the inhabitants of different districts, and not the members of different families as at present.
The use of tartan in Scotland predates the kilt as tartan appeared as a design before the small kilt was invented.
www.siliconglen.com /scotfaq/12_5.html   (413 words)

 Tartan Yachts Model Downloads
Nearly 45 years ago an intrepid sailor and idea-man, Charlie Britton, set Tartan Yachts on a course for success.
This success was based on out-of-the-box thinking in terms of technology and design infused with a sailor's sense of on-deck and interior aesthetics.
Today, Tartan Yachts remains at the forefront of boatbuilding technology and maintains a sailor's keen eye for how a boat should look and feel in the harbor and offshore.
www.tartanyachts.com   (71 words)

 Tartan Loom Weaving Instructions in a Canadian Bed and Breakfast!
Tartan throws, scarves and shawls can be used on your couch or for clothing.
Tartan table place mats and runners are unique accents reflecting your Scottish clans surnames.
She finds "Weaving natural products is my particular joy." She has had the fascination with tartan weaving since when as a child she saw a Scottish pipe band on her native Saltspring Island and was captivated by the swirl of colours of the Scottish kilts.
www.tartanweaving.com   (287 words)

 tartan - Wiktionary
A specific woven pattern that often signifies a particular Scottish clan in the modern era.
A woven woollen cloth with a tartan pattern.
A type of one-masted vessel seen in the Mediterranean (also spelled tartane, tartana).
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/tartan   (88 words)

 Tartan Soccer Balls   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The regular tartan balls are PU with a four layer interior support system and a latex bladder.
All tartans are, of course, not always in stock, so check in often to see what we have.
We tend not to repeat tartans so, unless there is a specific custom order you should grab them while you can.
www.tartanballs.net /gpage.html   (406 words)

 National Tartan Day USA
In 1998 National Tartan Day was officially recognized on a permanent basis when the U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 155 recognizing April 6th as National Tartan Day.
The first Tartan Day in the United States was observed at the national level on April 6, 1997.
Tartan Day was observed on April 6, 1997, for the first time in U.S. history.
www.tartanday.org /history.htm   (731 words)

 V&A - Vivienne Westwood - Create a Tartan
Certain patterns are traditionally associated with clans, although the history of the patterns is quite complex.
Tartan patterns are created by the use of different coloured wool for the warp (the vertical threads on a loom) and the weft, which goes left to right in the weaving.
Vivienne Westwood is famous for her witty re-interpretations of historical dress and textiles.
www.vam.ac.uk /vastatic/microsites/1231_vivienne_westwood/tartan.html   (147 words)

 Tartan Video – The best in independent cinema and home entertainment
For 20 years now, Tartan Video has been releasing the very best of cinema from all over the world on DVD and Video.
For details of Tartan Films USA please visit tartanfilmsusa.com.
To celebrate the release of Lady Vengeance on DVD Tartan Video are giving away an exclusive T-shirt with every purchase from our Asia Extreme range.
www.tartanvideo.com   (207 words)

 SourceForge.net: Files
Notes: This is the 1.0 release of the Tartan framework.
Tartan is a command-driven service framework for ColdFusion.
At the center of Tartan are 6 core classes: RemoteService, LocalService, Command, DAO, ValueObject and ExceptionHandler.
sourceforge.net /project/shownotes.php?release_id=297551   (217 words)

 About Us
Tartan refers to fabric woven into plaid patterns which represent clans, families or regions in Scotland.
She received much help and guidance from the Scottish Tartan Society Museum in Scotland and later registered the Bluebonnet Tartan with the STS Museum, the official register for tartans.
In 1989, Texas Representative Schlueter became aware of the Texas Bluebonnet Tartan and one of his last acts before retiring was to put forth the motion that the tartan be officially adopted as the State Tartan.
www.txscot.com /BB_tartan.htm   (437 words)

 Iowa Tartan
Shown above are the Official Iowa Tartans, designed by Mark Osweiler, approved by the chapters of the Scottish Heritage Society of Iowa (SHSI), approved in the Iowa State Legislature April 6, 2004 and approved and registered with the Scottish Tartan Council in September 2004.
The tartan could be used for kilts, sashes, or ties for members in your family or club.
Senate Concurrent Resolution 10, was filed by Iowa State Senator Maggie Tinsman of Davenport, as "a concurrent resolution designating the Iowa tartan and the Iowa dress tartan as the official state tartan." However, the process was delayed and not voted upon in 2003.
www.haggis-iowa.com /iowa_tartans.html   (1009 words)

 kilts from Scottish kilts - sporrans, bagpipes and clan crest tartan highlandwear from Scotland
Tartan was a distinctive form of identity enabling friend or foe to be recognised but other forms of identity - flags, standards, shields, feathers and plants were often employed.
Highland dress became fashionable after King George IV wore a kilt during a visit to Scotland in 1822 and it is reported that a number of clan chiefs selected a tartan for their clan when told that they should wear their clan tartan during an audience with the king.
Tartan today, although used internationally on everything from fabrics to packaging, is immediately identified with Scotland.
scottishkilts.net /?p=content&id=tartan   (615 words)

 Tartan links; a tartan generating program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A tartan is defined by its "sett" or "thread count" – a specification of the set of threads from which it is woven.
Robert Bradford's tartan page, describing his mktartan program, which you can download and compile (it is in C).
Thomas Insel's Java and C code for drawing tartans; and a database.
www.weddslist.com /tartans/links.html   (302 words)

 A Tartan Weaver
I have been a weaver for over 20 years, making hand woven Scottish tartans since 1995 in my home in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Tartans are a beautiful blending of a few basic colors into many different patterns.
If you have designed your own tartan, and need a sample woven up, I can do that as well.
www.tartanweaver.com   (245 words)

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