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Tartan My Dear Watson

Updated: Apr 6, 2020

Being Scottish I am very passionate about our great country, history, language, pipe music and of course tartan. Did you know Sherlock's elementary roots have inspired a new tartan? Excited to share with you - Sherlock Holmes Tartan.

Tartan My Dear Watson

What is Tartan

Tartan is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours. Originally woven wool, the clans people would use local plants, mosses and berries to dye it. Now it can be found across a wide range of materials. Mostly found in Scotland and seen on the famously known tartan kilts.

Tartan History

The first mention of tartan was in 1538. Originally introduced in the Scottish Highlands, with each clan having a different design. Today there are over 500 clans and family associations registered around the world. Did you know there are over 4,000 tartan designs registered but only 500 have ever been woven?