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Kennedy Modern Tartan Scarf (Clan Scarf)

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Kennedy 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

Kennedy comes from the flattering Gaelic word cinneidigh, which in ancient Ireland meant ugly headed. Crossing the Irish Sea to settle in an area of Dalriada now called Carrick in Ayrshire, they were probably led by Gilbert, whose son Duncan became the 1st Earl of Carrick in the 12th century.

They supported the Bruces before and through the Wars of Independence and were rewarded. Around 1360 John Kennedy became owner of lands at Cassillis and in 1457 his descendant, Gilbert, was created Lord Kennedy.

Gilberts younger brother James was Bishop of St Andrews and founder of Scotlands first university, the University of St Andrews.

To evade the law, Ulric Kennedy fled Ayrshire for Lochaber where began the Clan Ulric. From them came the Kennedys of Skye. These families became a sept of the Clan Cameron.

Many Scots fought for the French through the Auld Alliance. At the English siege of Orleans Hugh Kennedy of Ardstinchar was a commander fighting for Joan of Arc. The saint is represented on the Kennedy of Bargany coat of arms.

In 1509 the third Lord Kennedy became the 1st Earl of Cassillis, losing his life on Flodden field in 1513.

The death warrant of Scotlands first Protestant martyr, Patrick Hamilton, was signed, under pressure, by the 3rd Earl, Gilbert, when twelve years old. He was poisoned at Dieppe and the Earldom went to another Gilbert, celebrated for roasting the Abbot of Crossraguel slowly over a fire to gain his land.

The Abbot was saved by the Kennedys of Bargany but not before being horribly crippled.

In 1775 the 10th Earl of Cassillis was David, who commissioned Robert Adam to build the stunning Culzean Castle. The half gothic, half classical masterpiece looks across the Firth of Clyde to the Ailsa Craig and was offered for use as a retreat to Eisenhower in gratitude for his war achievements.

The earldom passed across the Atlantic to Royal Naval officer Captain Archibald Kennedy who, on top of his Hoboken estates, owned more New York property than any other man.

During the War of Independence he tried to sit on the fence. This left him few friends and half of his estates were confiscated afterwards, George Washington taking No.1 Broadway for himself.

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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