Here the brave history of this romantic cloth is examined in detail, covering the span of Scotland's history and the manner in which tartan was enmeshed in her struggle for international independence and cultural identity. The history of Scotland is a long and rich one, and the story of tartan is inextricably woven into it, but tartan is also very much part of the modern world. This book is an unprecedented collection of tartans, ancient and modern, traditional and obscure, mainstream and idiosyncratic, from the major clans who have dominated Scotland's destiny, to today's individuals and societies around the globe who use tartan to declare an allegiance. Contains illustrations of over 400 tartans, making this book the most comprehensive directory of tartans, both ancient and modern, ever published. Details the cultural and historical development of Scotland, and her determination to maintain political independence and national identity. Learn the origins of the word 'tartan' and how the fabric and patterns developed. Illustrates the way that tartan is used to unite and identify a diverse ancestral tradition. CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
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