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Tartans by Brian Wilton

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"Tartans" by Brian Wilton

Ranging from Mary Queen of Scots to Alexander McQueen, this is a lively and comprehensive guide to 400 tartans, fully illustrated in color and rich in Scottish history and lore. Internationally popular, and worn by everyone from Madonna to the Royal Family, tartan is the very symbol of Scottishness. In this fascinating book, world expert Brian Wilton traces tartan back to its roots, looking at how and where the various clan tartans began and showing how it has spread across the world. Arranged in geographical sections, the book showcases more than 400 tartans, explaining how they were created, what they signify, and when and by whom they are worn. Alongside the classic Scottish tartans—each depicted in full color—are other examples of tartans from around the world. Accompanying sidebars discuss the wider history and role of tartans, with illustrations that include paintings, engravings, and modern celebrity photos.

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