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Forbes Modern Tartan Scarf (Clan Scarf)



Forbes 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

Taking its name from the parish of Forbes in Aberdeenshire, the clan was confirmed in its right to the lands through a charter granted by Alexander III in 1271.

It fought bravely over the centuries in the cause of Scotlands freedom, and Castle Forbes, overlooking the River Don, remains the seat of the Chief of Clan Forbes.

The surname derives from the Braes of Forbes in Aberdeenshire and one fanciful tradition has it that the Forbes ancestor, one Ochonochar, from Ireland, slew a bear and took possession of the up-until-then uninhabitable territory. In a Charter from Alexander III in 1271, the tenure was altered to become feudal.

In the late 13th century, Alexander de Forbes was a fierce opponent of Edward I of England's claim to be Overlord of Scotland and he died defending Urquhart Castle.

His son was killed supporting David II against Edward Balliol at the Battle of Dupplin in 1332. From his son, Sir John de Forbes, originate the numerous branches of the family, including Brux, Corse, Craigievar, Culloden, Echt, Kildrummy, Monymusk, Pitsligo, Polquhoun, Rothiemay, Skellater and Inverernan

Sir Johns eldest son, Alexander, fought against Donald of the Isles at the Battle of Harlaw in 1411 and having married a granddaughter of Robert II, was created Lord Forbes. In the Union Roll of 1707, Forbes was recognised as the premier Lordship of Scotland.

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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