Tartan in Home Goods

The Tartan is a woolen or worsted cloth woven with stripes of different colors and widths crossing at right angles, worn chiefly by the Scottish Highlanders, each clan having its own distinctive plaid.  It’s a fabric made up of horizontal and vertical stripes in different colors, on a colored background. The interwoven stripes are known as a sett.  Originally, clans people used local plants, mosses and berries to dye the wool.  The first mention of tartan in Scotland was in 1538.

Today we are showcasing Tartan in the home in Home Goods, Upholstery, and Couture.

Tartan showcased in a Couture Dress

Tartan showcased in a Couture Dress

Tartan upholstered bench

Tartan upholstered bench at Matto Bar & Pizzeria in Shanghai

Tartan blankets on a bench outdoors

Tartan blankets on a bench outdoors for Wedding Guests

 Jamie Fraser from Outlander

And of course we couldn’t forget to include Jamie Fraser from Outlander in a Tartan Kilt.

The Scottish Register of Tartans

If you are so inclined, you too could register a new Tartan under the guidance of The Scottish Register of Tartans.

What are your favorite Tartan color combinations?