Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Know your Tartans?

What is the difference between plaid and tartan?
Plaid's original definition is 'as a woolen cloth having a checkered or tartan pattern'. It evolved to mean any such checkered or tartan pattern. Tartan's first definition is a 'woolen cloth woven in stripes of various colors at right angles to form a rectangular pattern; also, the pattern and design of such a cloth'.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness! I never knew there were so many! I think my favorite is the Clan Stuart but they all are great.