Melville 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
The name Melville originates from Normandy, where Guillaume de Maleville was a companion of William, Duke of Normandy. Guillaume fought at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
The family settled in Scotland during the reign of David I, where they were granted lands in Midlothian.
During the 12th century, under the reign of Malcolm IV, Galfrid de Maleville served as the vice comes of Edinburgh Castle. Later, under the reign of William the Lion, he became Justiciary of Scotland. Galfrids granddaughter Agnes was the sole heir to the Barony of Melville.
She married John Ross of Halkhead, and her descendant was made Lord Ross by King James IV. The family then retained the Barony until 1705. Galfrid de Malevilles youngest son Walter became the ancestor of the Melvilles of Raith.
In 1296, Sir John de Melville signed the Ragman Roll, there by swearing allegiance to Edward I of England. His descendant was Sir John Melville of Raith, a favourite of King James V, being made Captain of Dunbar Castle and receiving lands at Murdocairnie in Fife.
He was also an early supporter of the Reformation in Scotland, and knew some of those who conspired to kill Cardinal Beaton. He was falsely implicated in the murder by means of a forged letter and executed in 1550.
Sir John de Melville had two sons, John de Melville and Sir Robert Melville of Murdocairnie.
Sir Robert served under Mary Queen of Scots as the Keeper of the Palace of Linlithgow. Later he served as an ambassador in the court of Queen Elizabeth I, where he was protested Queen Mary's death sentence, and was consequently threatened with imprisonment.
He later became Vice-Chancellor of Scotland, taking the title Lord Murdocairnie. Later, in 1616 he was made Baron Melville of Monymail, and his son became Lord Monymail in 1627.
Robert Melville was succeeded by his cousin John, who was the third Lord Melville. John's son was George Melville, who supported the unsuccessful rebellion of James, Duke of Monmouth. After the Dukes execution, he fled to Holland, returning in 1688 with William and Mary of Orange.
He was subsequently appointed Secretary of State for Scotland, later becoming President of the Council and the first Earl of Melville.
George Melville also inherited the title of the Earldom of Leven and the Castle of Balgonie in Fife when he married the granddaughter of the Covenanting General, Lady Catherine Leslie. They had two sons,Alexander, the eldest, who died leaving no heirs, and David, who inherited the Earldom, and the title of Lord Balgonie.
In 1707 David Melville sat in the new Parliament at Westminster as a representative peer of Scotland, until 1710, later becoming a High Court Judge. David Melville was succeeded by his son David, who was fifth Earl of Melville and sixth Earl of Leven. He also had three other sons, one of whom died in 1777, in the American War of Independance.
The twelfth Earl of Melville served with the 2nd Dragoons (Scots Grays), fought and was wounded during the First World War. He later became a colonel in the Lovat Scouts, also Lord Lieutenant of Nairn, and eventually a Knight of the Thistle.
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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