25 exquisite tartan gifts
As some of you know, I live in Scotland and you can see tartan a lot here. Especially on Sundays, during holidays and weddings, but casually, on the streets as well. You see men in kilts mostly, but you can buy everything tartan from gadgets to dresses on the high street.
A few words of wisdom from Wikipedia:
Tartan is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours (…) Tartan is often called plaid in North America, but in Scotland, a plaid is a tartan cloth slung over the shoulder as a kilt accessory, or a plain ordinary blanket such as one would have on a bed (…) The Dress Act of 1746 attempted to bring the warrior clans under government control by banning the tartan and other aspects of Gaelic culture. When the law was repealed in 1782, it was no longer ordinary Highland dress, but was adopted instead as the symbolic national dress of Scotland.
If you would like to see a heartwarming comedy and know more about my corner of the world, you might want to watch ‘Battle of sexes’, american-british comedy from 1960. There’s a lot of confusion, tartan and Edinburgh there! Although it’s just a comedy, it captures correctly Scotland’s leisurely ways and attachment to traditional values. It’s like that to this day (well, maybe except attitude towards women in the workplace).
I personally, love everything with tartan pattern and would gladly put it on everything. Which is great, because you can buy anything plaid these days. I’ve made roundup of my favorites!
Let’s go plaid this year!
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