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Tartan - by Hugh Cheape

tartan book hugh cheape

The story of tartan is told from the medieval love of display to the Victorian invention of exclusive clan identity. Along the journey, the history of the Highlands and its society is brought vividly to life.

In the latest edition (the third) of this classic and best selling book are 16 new pictures, details on women’s Highland habit and revelations following recent dye tests on a kilt allegedly worn by Bonnie Prince Charlie.

A full colour section on individual clans enables the reader to find their own tartan and family history.

Hugh Cheape is Head of the Scottish Material Culture Research Centre at National Museums Scotland.

Available from bookshops or (p&p free in the UK) from the publisher NMS Enterprises Limited – Publishing, National Museums Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF 0131 247 4026


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