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MacLaren Modern Tartan Scarf (Clan Scarf)

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MacLaren 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

The name of the clan MacLaren is known in Gaelic as Clan mhic Labhrainn. The origins of the clan are shadowy and remain speculative, although one traditional account claims descent from Lorn, son of Erc, who landed in Argyll in A.D. 503.

However, there is no concrete evidence of Lorn being the progenitor of the family. Another, more likely origin of the MacLaren clan is that it springs from a branch of a Celtic dynasty, taking their name from a thirteenth century abbot, Laurence of Achtow.

This theory is supported by the rallying cry of the clan, which is Creag an Tuirc which means Boars Rock. The rock in question stands near Achtow in Balquhidder.

The MacLarens were a warlike clan and had their share of feuds with neighbouring families but they forged a strong alliance with the powerful Stewart clan, when a daughter of the MacLaren family married a Stewart Lord of Lorne in the fifteenth century. The first son of this union, Dougal, went on to become the progenitor of the famous Stewarts of Appin.

By the end of the fifteenth century many MacLaren clansmen had emigrated to serve with the military in France and Italy, and by the mid sixteenth century they were described as a broken clan.

A branch of the family distinguished itself in Sweden by the time of the Thirty Years War, and the modern Swedish writer Carl G. Laurin is one of many who carry the clan name in Scandinavia.

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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