Tartans have become synonymous with
Scotland and Scottish clans and families in particular.
However, tartans were originally a style of cloth intended
to be decorative.
They had patterns that were popular
within certain districts of manufacture, they relied on
range of colour
dyes and were made of the local coarser
This has lead to the idea of district
tartans being the
original association, between the land, the community
and its cloth. Where there was a strong clan within a
as was often the case in the highlands, then visitors
from other areas might well have been recognised as of
from their tartan. This must have been true of visitors
from the Western Isles, for instance. It is this concept
tartans that today predominates, but the use
of tartan is yet richer.
Farquharson Muted Tartan
Farquharson Weathered Tartan
Farquharson Modern Tartan
Farquharson Ancient Tartan