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Chisholm Modern Tartan Scarf (Clan Scarf)

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Chisholm 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

Of Norman descent, the clan at one time held lands in both the Lowlands and the Highlands of Scotland, and are first recorded in the middle of the thirteenth century.

Sir Robert Chisholm was appointed Constable of Urquhart Castle, on the shores of Loch Ness, in 1359, and the clan supported the Jacobite cause in the Risings of 1715 and 1745.

The name Chisholm is from a Norman French word chese meaning "to choose" and the Saxon word holm meaning "meadow.

The Chisholms became established first in the county of Roxburgh in the Border area of Scotland and the earliest record of the name is John de Chesehelme who is mentioned in a letter from Pope Alexander IV in 1254.

John de Chesolm from Berwick and Richard de Chesolm from Roxburgh both signed the Ragman Rolls of King Edward I in 1296 and were two of 2,000 landowners and clergy to do so. The seal used by Richard shows the head of a boar which is part of the family coat of arms to this day.

The name of Alexander de Cheschelme appears on a charter from 1249, and the Ragman Roll of 1296, listing the supporters of Englands Edward I mentions Richard de Cheschelme and John de Cheshome. The seal used by the family shows a boars head which represented the traditional story of two Chisholm brothers who saved a king from a wild boar.

This symbol is used in Chisholm heraldry today. By 1359 the family had gained the post of constables of Urquhart Castle, the important royal stronghold on the shores of Loch Ness that guarded the pass to the western highlands.
The various Chiefs of the Clan of Strathglass and Glen Cannich were known as The Chisholm. One of them would say that only three people on earth were entitled to use the definite article for their appellation, The Pope, The King and The Chisholm.

Less than fifty of the Chisholms who fought for Prince Charles at Culloden survived. Three of the seven men who shepherded the Prince away across the country were Chisholms, Alexander, Donald and Hugh. Hugh vowed, after shaking the Princes hand at the end of their journey, he would never shake another mans hand. He kept his vow for life.
Twenty-second chief Ruairidh, in the mid 1700s, followed the chiefs of other clans of the time by squeezing his tenants for as much rent as he could. The pressure was relieved for a generation upon his death but William, twenty-third chief in 1793, burned his familys loyal supporters out of their homes to make way for sheep.

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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