Fabric Weir Ancient 29" x 4 1/3 Yards
Weir 16oz (Heavy weight)
Pure New Wool
Simply the finest tartan available by the world's last artisan tartan weaving mill, deep in the Scottish borders. This robust fabric has a higher thread density than usual, and is ideal for kiltmaking, or also for upholstery, in fact anywhere you'd want a really durable finish. Note that these images are mostly computer generated. The shades of yarn used to create this special weave cloth may differ. But it will be traditionally correct, and simply lovely.
Ancient tartan colors are lighter in tone, as if aged by years of exposure to light, though ironically a relatively recent invention. In the 1950s weavers began to create lighter toned variants once the novelty of strongly toned 'Modern' dyestuffs was starting to ebb, and a fashion re-emerged for older-looking colors. The lighter tones often make a tartan's sett (pattern) easier to distinguish than in Modern colors.