Hay 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
There are two traditions surrounding the emergence of the Hay Family in Scotland. At the Battle of Luncarty which took place between the Scots and the Danes (c.973), Kenneth III was saved by one of his supporters and his two sons.
In gratitude, the King commanded that a falcon be let loose from Kinoull Hill and that as far as it flew, the lands would belong to his saviour. The birds flight took in some of the best farmland in the Carse.
The name Hay is also recorded in 8th century France where the La Haye de Puits were followers of the dukes of Normandy and accompanied William the Conqueror to England in 1066, presumably coming to Scotland with David I.
In Scotland, William de Haye served William the Lion, and his son, also William, was among the hostages held in England during that Kings reign. On his return to Scotland, he was granted the lands of Erroll in Perthshire. From Williams younger brother Robert originate the Hays of Tweeddale who acquired their lands, at Yester in East Lothian through marriage to the heiress of the 13th century wizard, Hugo de Gifford.
However, the family fortunes really took off during the reign of Robert the Bruce when Gilbert Hay, who had fought at Bannockburn in 1314, was appointed Hereditary Lord High Constable of Scotland and rewarded with the lands of Slains in Aberdeenshire.
In the 14th century, Sir Thomas Hay of Erroll married Elizabeth, daughter of Robert II. Another Sir Gilbert Hay, who fought in France with Joan of Arc against the English, is the ancestor of the Hays of Delgattie in Aberdeenshire.
Sir William Hay of Delgattie was the Marquis of Montroses Chief-of-Staff and executed in 1650. After the Restoration of Charles II he was awarded a State Funeral.
During the Reformation, the Hays remained Catholic and their castle of Old Slains was blown up under the personal supervision of James VI. However, throughout the Jacobite Uprisings of 1715 and 1745, they remained loyal to the Stuarts.
The 13th Earl of Erroll was succeeded in the Celtic tradition by his daughter, and, on her death in 1758, the title passed to her great-nephew, James Boyd, whose father, the Earl of Kilmarnock, had been executed for treason in 1746. James henceforth assumed not only the Erroll earldom, but the Chiefship of the Clan.
John, 8th Lord Hay of Yester (1593-1654), was created Earl of Tweeddale in 1646. The 2nd Earl of Tweeddale (1625-97), Chancellor of Scotland, was created Marquis of Tweeddale in 1694. The 2nd Marquis of Tweeddale (1645-1713) was Queen Annes Commissioner to the Scottish Parliament and supported the Act of Union.
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.
We get asked a lot of questions about cashmere and how to care for it. In this FAQ we have the answers to some of those. If you have ny other questions just ue-mail, call or use the live chat between 10am and 6pm GMT Monday to Friday.
What is cashmere and where does it come from?
Cashmere wool, usually simply known as cashmere, is a fiber obtained from cashmere goats and other ty pes of goat. The word cashmere is an old spelling of the Kashmir region in northern India and Pakistan. Cashmere is fine in texture, strong, light, and soft. Garments made from it provide excellent insulation, approximately three times that of sheep wool. Cashmere is also softer than regular wool.
China has become the largest producer of raw cashmere and their clip is estimated at 10,000 metric tons per year (in hair). Mongolia follows with 7,400 tons (in hair) as of 2014, while Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan and other Central Asian Republics produce lesser amounts. The annual world clip is estimated to be between 15,000 and 20,000 tons (13,605 and 18,140 tonnes) (in hair). "Pure cashmere", resulting from removing animal grease, dirt and coarse hairs from the fleece, is estimated at about 6,500 tons (5,895 tonnes). Ultra-fine Cashmere or Pashmina is still produced by communities in Indian Kashmir but its rarity and high-price, along with political instability in the region, make it very hard to source and to regulate quality. It is estimated that on average yearly production per goat is 150 grams (0.33 lb).
We source our cashmere products from manufacturers using Mongolian cashmere in order to get the highest quality possible.
Why do people love cashmere so much? What are its benefits?
Cashmere is luxurious and fashionable and is also a durable and practical investment. Cashmere travels well and doesn’t wrinkle. It offers great insulation; is warm in the winter and cool in the spring. Cashmere is long lasting; it actually becomes softer with age and rarely pills after being worn and washed. It should last a lifetime.
Once you’ve purchased a cashmere garment, how best to care for it?
Keep the garment clean; a dirty garment will attract moths. Woven garments should be dry-cleaned.
How should I store my cashmere garments?
Cashmere should be neatly folded on a shelf, not a hanger. It should be clean and in some sort of sealable garment bag with protection against moths. If they wrinkle, you are better off steaming than pressing to remove the wrinkles.
What's the best way to clean my cashmere garment?
Hand wash knits with cold water, using a fine washable soap. Never wring or twist. Gently press excess water out with towels. Dry on a flat service on a fresh, dry towel until thoroughly air-dried. Woven garments should be dry-cleaned.
Does skipping cleanings prolong the life of cashmere garments?
No because a dirty garment is most attractive to moths and once a moth creates a hole, it’s trouble.
How can you keep cashmere looking new? How can I avoid it getting fuzzy or developing pills?
By keeping it clean and taking good care of it. High quality cashmere such as ours should rarely pill or fuzz.
Is there a safe way to remove pills on my cashmere sweater?
Pill combs to comb the pills and fuzz are available but since we stock garments made from quality fiber we do not see a need for such things.
What are some of the differences between high quality cashmere and low quality cashmere?
The most important factor in the quality of cashmere is the length and fineness of the fibers. Garments made with long and thin fibers pill less and maintain their shape better than cheaper lower quality cashmere and will get better with each wash. Fineness, length and color (natural white cashmere as opposed to natural colored cashmere) are the most important factors in the quality. We aim to source the best quality cashmere woven right here in Scotland.
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