posted on 29th of april, 2011

Tartan is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours. Tartans originated in woven wool, but now they are made in many other materials. Tartan is particularly associated with Scotland. Scottish kilts almost always have tartan patterns. (Tartan is also known as plaid in North America, but in Scotland, a plaid is a tartan cloth slung over the shoulder, or a blanket.)

Tartan is made with alternating bands of coloured (pre-dyed) threads woven as both warp and weft at right angles to each other. The weft is woven in a simple twill, two over - two under the warp, advancing one thread each pass. This forms visible diagonal lines where different colours cross, which give the appearance of new colours blended from the original ones. The resulting blocks of colour repeat vertically and horizontally in a distinctive pattern of squares and lines known as a sett.

Source: Wikipedia

Comments (12)

Posted by Martinisaac on November 06, 2011
For some reason the red one (second from the left) is selling a lot better than the others... do you think it's because it's more traditional?
Posted by Dvargfoto on May 02, 2011
Posted by Martinisaac on April 30, 2011
Thanks y'all!
Posted by Dengqingke on April 30, 2011
Very Nice!
Posted by Defess on April 30, 2011
Very nice images! Good job!
Posted by FabioConcetta on April 30, 2011
Great images,well done!
Posted by Egomezta on April 29, 2011
Great images... Good luck
Posted by lzf on April 29, 2011
nice images
Posted by Halilin on April 29, 2011
Posted by Nero67 on April 29, 2011
Beautiful images great job!!!
Posted by Martinisaac on April 29, 2011
Thanks Mani33
Posted by Mani33 on April 29, 2011
Very Nice!

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