THE NATIONAL FABRIC OF SCOTLAND
THE HIGHLANDS’ GIFT TO THE WORLD
Think of tartan and many colorful images appear.
Like a flag, tartan evokes the Scottish nation and its kilted clans. One look at tartan, and you can almost hear the skirl of Highland bagpipes.
Tartan, more than anything else, is the symbol of Scotland.
Yet, tartan – thanks to Scotland’s gift of it – is beloved throughout the world. No other fabric or pattern is so steeped in tradition.
Or, paradoxically, so consistently at the forefront of fashion.
Historians study it.
Designers design in it.
Branders use it to sell products– think Scotch Tape.
Tartan – so steeped in history – just seems to appeal to something deep within us all.
Rockers and royals alike agree– tartan rules.
So, join us on Ellis Island as we explore and celebrate tartan–this national fabric of Scotland which has managed to capture the world.
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