100% Wool, 60" Wide
Clan tartans did not come of age until the 19th century. This tartan is not a clan tartan but resembles the great abundance of tartans available before stabilizing within fixed clans. Tartans were not very common in the 18th century but occasionally do appear as men's trews in artwork and men's waistcoats, breeches and jackets and women's petticoats. Tartan was also used for women's gowns and jackets. In the 1781 Pennsylvania Gazette, "Ran Away . . . a Negroe Woman . . . She had a variety of clothes, among which are, a tartan" as cited in Wives, Slaves, and Servant Girls. Black or medium green 80/3 linen thread will work well for hand sewing this fabric. For hand sewing buttonholes try black or green silk button hole twist or quilter's thread.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 23 August, 2019.