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Campbell Dress Modern Tartan Scarf (Clan Scarf)

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Campbell Dress Modern Tartan Scarf (Clan Scarf)

Fibre: 100% Pure New Wool Scarf Size 150cm x 30cm (60"x 12") Measurements include fringes at each end.

All clan scarves are made of 100% pure new wool making it soft to the touch and it keeps you warm. Each Clan scarf is a true reflection of the given family Tartan plaid. Also each Scarf comes with it own header card, and on the back is a brief history of the clan. A Clan scarf makes an ideal gift for a friend, family member or a treat for yourself.

You do not have to be Scottish to own a Clan scarf As Tartan is Fashion all over the world and A clan scarf makes a ideal gift for him or her for any occasion any time of the year. We have over 170 Tartan Clan designs with some generic designs to reflect special places and names which has its own tartan.

Care: how to care for your Wool product (see below)

Brief Clan History

According to legend the first ancestor of the Cambells appears in the eleventh or twelfth Century, Smevie or Mervvn, son of Arthur, who became known as, the Wildman of the Woods. A name given probably to acknowledge him as a great hunter.

Some say he was the son of the Legendary Arthur. There is no evidence to back this story up. The name Campbell did not come till several generations later.

The origin of the Campbells like most Scots are a blend of races. The Campbells are historically a powerful family, during the 16th to 18th Centuries they were one of the leading families in Argyll and Perthshire.

For over 450 years from 1457 onwards, the Chiefs of Clan Cambell have played important roles within the government of Scotland

Many Cambells share the Gaelic-Scots blood of the Dalriadic O Duibne people who were based in Lochawe in the 13th century. The descent of the Campell family is also said to come from the Britonic Celts of Strathclyde, this is sometimes called the Romano British. The Britonic Celts are from the north western part of the early Kingdom of Strathclyde.

To the north east of Scotland lies Aberdeenshire and the county of Argyll, the county is where the Cambell family came to have a seat of power. Argyll covers an immense area at around 100 miles in length and slightly less in width, including inhabited islands and over 1000 miles of coastline.

First Campbell Ancestors
Tradition tells that the first of the Cambell ancestors (at that time not called Cambell) who came to Argyll and married the heiress of the O Duibne tribe, a lady called Eva, daughter of Paul an Sporran. They lived beside Lochawe.

The first occurrence of the name Cambel (how it was originally spelt)found in surviving records owned land near Stirling in 1263. For a Cambel in Argyll the first records date from 1293 for Duncan Dubh, a landowner from Kintyre. Written records for Cambels in Lochawe date from 1296 where it is documented that Sir Cailein (Great Colin) of Lochawe was killed after being attacked by Clan Dougall.

Officially the first time the name Cambell was used was in Lochawe in 1445 in the titling of Lord Cambell. Sir Sir Cailein Mor Campbells grand father Dugald on Lochawe was first given the nickname Cam Beul as he supposedly used to speak out of one side of his mouth. Cam beul, means curved mouth in the Gaelic.

Duncan was so dearly loved by his family that they contined with his nickname as their own family. It is an interesting, coincidence* that the Earl of Orknet who died in 1020 was also called, Einar Wry-Mouth.

One explanation could be the medical explanation of Torticollis, in Latin Tori, means, twisted, and, Collis, means, Eneck, or Ewry neck. This condition causes the head to tilt to one side and the chin and mouth to be turned the other producing a ECam beul, or curved mouth.

The spelling of the surname (family name) was originally Cambel. It was not until Robert the Bruces son King David came to the throne as King of Scots that this changed to be spelt Campbell.

While in power King David brought a number of Norman knights with him in an attempt to introduce Norman efficiency through administration. It was more likely to have been a result of this that caused the spelling of Campbell from Cambel, rather than Gaelic scribes attempting to write the Gaelic name.

How to wash

In the first instance we recommend dry cleaning all wool products.

If you wish wash by hand or by machine please do not wring the item, or allow the item to float free in a washing machine. when using a machine always place your product in a pillow case so that it does not tangle or loose its shape.

By hand wash gently using luke warm water and when drying taking great care to ensure that the item is placed flat on a towel for it to dry. This way the product will keep its shape and its softness, and look as new as when first bought.
Always use a recommended wool detergent ie Woolite.

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