Cheape, Hugh and Quye, Anita (2006) Tartan: the highland habit. In: Applying Science. NMSE, Edinburgh, pp. 85-87. ISBN 9781905267026

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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 third edition of this classic and best-selling book there are:
• 16 new pictures
• details on women’s Highland habit
• 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 Scottish family history.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Collections Services
Scotland and Europe (to 2011)
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2019 11:40
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 11:40

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