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Do Tartans Have Secret Meanings?

What do the lines in a tartan mean?
Do the colors of a tartan have specal meaning?
Does the thread count of a tartan have any meaning?
Is there a tartan code?
Why do clans have different tartans?
How do you know which tartan to wear?
Tartan (sometimes called plaid by mistake) is a patterned cloth consisting of crisscrossed threads of different colors. The number of threads is what differentiates the pattern. Over time, many people have come to believe that the shades of colors in tartan have a specific meaning – or a code. For example that “red means courage,” or “white means purity.” Is this purely myth? Yes and no. While there is no such hidden code, modern tartans are often created with the intention of ascribing meaning to some aspect of the design, especially colors.

 

Are Kilts from Scotland OR Ireland? (Some Basic Gaelic Garb History)

Are kilts Irish or Scottish? What did the Scottish wear before kilts? Why did the Irish wear kilts? (if they did) Was there, or is there, a pan-gaelic garment? What is the Irish Brat? What is an Irish léine? The traditional great kilt (“breacan an fheilidh” or “feile mor”) dates back to around the 16th century. But who came up with the idea?

WE HAVE A PASSION FOR HERITAGE Located in Spring City PA, USA Kilts is a team of American kilt makers who have been making men’s kilts in authentic clan tartans since 2003. We craft a full range of kilts right in our shop, from our budget casual kilt to our traditional machine sewn, hand-finished 8-Yard kilt. We specialize in all aspects of highland wear and Celtic clothing including Scottish, Irish and Welsh kilts and accessories.

Celtic Myth – The Isle of Destiny

Celtic Myth – The Isle of Destiny

Inis Fáil is the Isle of Destiny, in Ireland. It was here that the Children of the Danu were sent on a quest to find their destiny, but they would have to encounter the Fir Bolg first…

 

The Fascinating History of Scottish Highland Warriors

How much do you know about the military history of Scottish Highlanders? Did you know that there are more highland regimens in Canada than any other country, including Scotland? Have you heard of the famous Highland Charge, used on the battlefield against British troops with muskets?

https://www.warmuseum.ca/highlandwarr… This video is proudly sponsored by the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Ontario. The Canadian War Museum is Canada’s national museum of military history and one of the world’s most respected museums for the study and understanding of armed conflict. The Highland Warriors exhibition gives fascinating insights into the culture and battlefield traditions of Scottish warriors and soldiers from the Middle Ages to the World Wars and modern times.

The Celts – BBC Series, Episode 1

In the debut episode of the series, the program looks at how the Celts were the first European people north of the Alps to rise from anonymity. This program looks at who the Celts were, where they came from and what made their culture so distinctive. For 800 years, a proud, vibrant, richly imaginative warrior people swept ruthlessly across Europe.

The ancient Greeks called them “Keltoi” and honored them as one of the great barbarian races. Follow their fascinating story from their earliest roots 2,500 years ago through the flowering of their unique culture and their enduring heritage today, enhanced with stunning reconstructions of iron-age villages, dramatizations of major historical events and visits to modern Celtic lands. The Celts were the first European people north of the Alps to rise from anonymity. This program looks at who the Celts were, where they came from and what made their culture so distinctive.