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Galbraith Modern Tartan Scarf (Clan Scarf)

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Galbraith 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

In 1124, Scotland became a single kingdom down to the border with England. By the end of the 12th century emerged the Galbraiths first chief, Gilchrist Bretnach. Among the Scots hierarchy he stood equal to royal Lennox. He married the grand-daughter of the new orders 1st Earl of Lennox, and had a son Gillespic.

The family home was upon Inchgalbraith.

The 5th Chief of Galbraith was Sir Arthur, who was a supporter of Robert the Bruce and profited in Bruces success.

The Galbraiths had ties with the House of Lennox that meant their own destiny was influenced whenever the Lennox was. When James I returned from English imprisonment to lay his wrath upon the unsupportive families of Scotland, Albany and Lennox were high on his list.

The Galbraith Chief at that time was James of Gilcreuch, who assisted in the sacking of Dumbarton, before shepherding six hundred Galbraiths and their families to Gigha and Kintyre to avoid the King.

The Galbraiths supported the Lennox at every turn until the 16th century and the 16th Chief. The 17th Chief, Robert, brought disgrace to himself and his family by abusing his powers in his pursuit of a personal antipathy.

Despite Galbraiths objections, the Chief of the Clan MacAulay was the new husband of his widowed mother. Galbraiths behaviour towards his step-father led to him eventually being denounced as a rebel.

He fled to Ireland to avoid arrest in 1622, dying there ten years later. He left nothing for his son to inherit, and James, his grandson, the 19th Chief of Galbraith, was the last of his line.

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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