MacNab 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 founder of the Clan MacNab is said to have belonged to the clerical profession. In Gaelic, Mac an Abu means the son of abbot. He is said to have been Abbot of Glendochart. The title Mac an Abuev entually became one of three variations used today, MacNabb, MacNab or McNab.
The MacNabs were a considerable clan before the reign of Alexander III of Scotland. When King Robert the Bruce commenced his struggle for the crown of Scotland the Clan MacNab along with the Clan MacDougall fought against Robert the Bruce at the Battle of Dalree.
After this when the cause of Robert the Bruce had prevailed his vicorious troops ravaged the lands of MacNab. All of MacNabs family writs were destroyed. Of the MacNabs possessions only the Barony of Bowain or Bovain remained with them when Gilbert MacNab received a charter from King David II of Scotland. Gilbert MacNab died during the reign of King Robert II of Scotland.
Chief Finlay MacNab received a charter during the reign of King James IV of Scotland dated January 9th 1502. His son designated the fifth Laird witnessed a charter from the King to Duncan Campbell in 1511.
During the Anglo-Scottish Wars the MacNab chiefs eldest son is believed to have possibly been killed at the Battle of Flodden Field in 1513. The 8th chief himself, Finlay, who died in 1525 at Eilan Ran andis buried at Killin, granted lands of Ewer and Leiragan to his wife, Mariat Campbell, for her lifetime.
In turn his son also called Finlay MacNab the sixth laird mortgaged a great portion of his lands to Campbell of Glenorchy, ancestor of the Marquis of Breadalbane.
The 7th laird was also called Finlay MacNab. This chief entered a bondof friendship with his cousin Lauchlin MacKinnion of Strathairdle from Clan MacKinnion on the 12th July 1606. This chief carried on the deadly feud with the Clan Neish or MacNeish who possessed lands in the upper part of Strathearn and inhabited the lower part of Loch Earn which they called Neish Island.
Many battles were fought between the MacNabs and Neishes with various success. The last battle between them was fought at Glenboultachan where the MacNabs were victorious. The Neishes were killed almost to a man. However some Neishes survived and continued to live on which they called Neish Island. The Neishes continued to plunder the neighbourhood and feuds continued.
One Christmas the chief of MacNabs sent his servant to Crieff for provisions however on his return he was attacked and robbed of all provisions. He survived and returned empty handed to the MacNab chief.The chief had twelve sons who were all men of great strength but one above all was exceedingly athletic and the strongest of them all. He was called in gaelic Iain mion Mac an Appa or Smooth John MacNab. The brothers set out carrying on their shoulders a fishing boat. They arrived at Loch Earn where they launched the boat and passed over to Neish Island. Smooth John MacNab kicked open the door of the Neishes house, the MacNabs killed all of the Neishes who were taken by surprise. However two Neishes, a man and a boy survived by hiding under a bed.
During the Civil War the Clan MacNab supported the Royalist cause of King Charles I. The MacNabs are known to have fought in support of James Graham the 1st Marquess of Montrose. The MacNab chief with his clan are known to have fought bravely at the Battle of Kilsyth wherethey were victorious. They fought together alongside their allies of the Clan Robertson and Clan Ogilvy.
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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