SHEPHERD’S TARTAN

I GOT PLAID
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The Northumberland Tartan, variously known as the Border or Shepherd Plaid, is also closely linked to the Percy family, forming the official dress of the Duke of Northumberland’s piper. Originally worn by shepherds tending their flocks in the Border area, the check is now the Shepherd family tartan and worn throughout the world.
The history of the Shepherd check is most interesting. Textile historians have been able to date a fragment of the pattern, discovered in a bottle near Falkirk, to the 3rd century A.D. thus leading to the belief that the pattern was known as far back as Roman times.

EVERYTIME YOU ROCK A HOUNDSTOOTH YOU REP MY CLAN

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One Response to SHEPHERD’S TARTAN

  1. Larry Forney says:

    why did your grandma stick her skirt in a bottle?

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