- This bracelet is handcrafted from:
Handmade glass art Fraser plaid cabochon, *
Antique bronze extender chain with lobster clasp closure.
- Bracelet length 7 inches/ 19cm, with a 1 inch/6cm extender chain.
Researching Tartans, I learned that it is a patterned cloth consisting of crisscrossed, horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colors. Tartans originated in woven wool, but now they are made in many other materials. and are associated with Scotland.
Tartan is made with alternating bands of colored threads woven to each other. Tartan is often mistakenly called “plaid” (particularly in North America), but in Scotland, a plaid is a large piece of tartan cloth, worn as a type of kilt or shawl. The term plaid is also used in Scotland for a blanket.
Particularly interesting to me is The Dress Act of 1746 that attempted to bring the warrior clans under government control by banning the tartan and other aspects of Gaelic culture. When the law was repealed in 1782, it was no longer ordinary Highland dress but was adopted instead as the symbolic national dress of Scotland, a status that was widely popularized after King George IV wore a tartan kilt in his 1822 visit to Scotland.
Wear this beautiful bracelet and your best Scottish accent and you will be guaranteed to be the center of attention!
“Nowhere beats the heart so kindly as beneath the tartan plaid!”
-William Edmondstoune Aytoun
(*Glass cabochon charms are water resistant but not waterproof, make sure you don’t immerse them in water!)