The Secret Life of Tartan : How a Cloth Shaped a Nation 

$49.98
  • Unpick reality from romance in this gorgeous, lavishly illustrated book and discover how cloth shaped a nation. By the time Romans invaded, Scots were already weaving social symbols into their fabrics: Seven stripes for a Celtic king, six for a Druid and one for a peasant—all colored with natural dyes made from local ingredients. The ancient patterns, dye recipes and weaving know-how were almost lost forever during England’s ban of the wearing of the tartan. Discover how Sir Walter Scott and King George IV helped save the “colours of the land,” and how tartans multiplied from about 100 in the 18th century to more than 9,000 today. Fascinating text in a beautiful volume. Hardcover; 292 pages.

    • Dimensions: 9.5 in H | 7.5 in W | 1.1 in T | 2.7 lb Wt
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Number of Pages: 292 pages.
    • SKU: 23006
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    • Dimensions: 9.5 in H | 7.5 in W | 1.1 in T | 2.7 lb Wt
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Number of Pages: 292 pages.
    • SKU: 23006