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How is tartan made? Video demonstration

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Find out how tartan is woven in this video from Science Channel, which shows a kilt being made from start to finish.

What is tartan?

Millions of people around the world wear tartan – which, according to the 2008 Scottish Register of Tartans Act is ‘a design which is capable of being woven consisting of two or more alternating coloured stripes which combine vertically and horizontally to form a repeated chequered pattern’.

https://www.historyscotland.com/articles/scottish-clans/what-tartan-can-i-wear   MORE: What tartan can I wear?

What tartan can I wear? Find out with our special guide.

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