Clan Crest Heritage Products
Anderson of Ardbrake Tartan
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Anderson of Ardbrake Tartan
Anderson Clansman's Crest Badge
Each area or community grouping would doubtless have, as one of its artisans, a weaver.  He (they were invariably men) would no doubt produce a consistant tartan pattern (or ‘sett’) for those in his community and such ‘sett’ would initially become what we now call a District Tartan, one worn by individuals living in close geographical proximity such as glen or strath. By its very nature, that community would be one huge extended family that soon became identified by the colour and pattern of the tartan which it wore, not to differentiate it from its neighbours in the next glen, but because that was what its community weaver produced! It was a short step from there to connect that tartan to the name of the wearers.
Ancient Tartan Scrap
 Falkirk Tartan
17th cent Highlanders
Morier's Culloden Painting
German Woodcut of members of MacKay’s Regiment in Stettin around 1631.
Morier's Culloden Painting
 Detail from “The Battle of Culloden" by David Morier
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