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MacKenzie Ancient Tartan Scarf (clan Scarf)

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MacKenzie Ancient 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

One of the ancient Celtic clans of Scotland, it held lands in Ross, and was the forefront of the cause the nation's freedom and independence. Clan Chief Ian Mackenzie played a key role at the battle of Bannockburn in 1314 by leading a force of five hundred of his clansmen.

The MacKenzies held lands in mid-Ross between Aird on the West Coast and Kintail on the East. In 1263, when the Battle of Largs brought to and end the threat of Norse invasion, the Mackenzies were appointed part of the Royal Bodyguard, an honour they retained until the Battle of Flodden in 1513. For services to Alexander II and Alexander III, Colin MacKenzie was granted the lands of Kintail.

In 1267, they held the castle of Eilean Donan at the mouth of Loch Duich, where their followers, the MacRaes, became the Chief of MacKenzies hereditary bodyguard.

In the early 15th century, Alexander MacKenzie of Kintail was present at the parliament in Inverness at which James I imprisoned the Lord of the Isles. John of Kintail fought at the Battle of Flodden, and Johns grandson, Colin, fought for Mary Queen of Scots at the Battle of Langside in 1568.

In 1609, Kenneth MacKenzie, Colins eldest son, was created Lord MacKenzie of Kintail, and his descendants include the MacKenzies of Pluscarden and Loch-slinn. In 1624, his eldest son was created Earl of Seaforth, and when he died the title passed to his half-brother who later became Secretary of State for Scotland.

Another of Colins son, Sir Ruaridh MacKenzie of Castle Leod, Coigach and Tarbat, was ancestor of the earls of Cromartie. At this juncture, the Clan held lands which extended from the Black Isle to the Outer Hebrides, including the island of Lewis.

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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