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Oliphant Ancient Tartan Scarf (Clan Scarf)

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Oliphant 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 Oliphants were a Norman family who first held lands in England, Lilford, Northamptonshire. In 1080, William is the first Olifard for whom there is contemporary evidence of the surname being used.

David de Olifard is commonly held to be the progenitor of House of Oliphant. During the 1141 Battle of Winchester David de Olifard saved the life of his godfather, the Earl of Huntingdon, later to become David I of Scotland receiving in return a grant of land in Scotland and so becoming the 1st Chief (and 1st of four successive hereditary Justiciars of the Lothians.)

Sir Walter, the 3rd Chief, married Christian, the daughter of Ferteth, the Earl of Strathearn in 1173, by 1183 had gained the lands of Aberdalgie in Strathearn.

In 1296 the 10th Chief, Sir William, signed the Ragman Roll of Scottish nobles submitting to Edward I of England. He soon took up the cause of Scottish Independence, in 1304 defended Stirling Castle against Edward.

Sir William was captured and sent to the Tower of London. However, he was later released and awarded lands of Turin, Newtyle, Gask and Gallery as compensation in 1317. Nine years before his death in 1329, William was a signatory to the Declaration of Arbroath which asserted Scotlands freedom to Pope John XXII.

Sir William died in 1329. The eldest son of Sir William, Sir Walter married The Bruces youngest daughter, Elizabeth. Together they received the Barony of Kellie in 1360.

Laurence Oliphant, the 15th Chief, became a Lord of Parliament in the July of 1455, and in 1491 he was an ambassador to France. Later on he became keeper of Edinburgh Castle.

The fourth Lord Oliphant was a staunch supporter of Mary, Queen of Scots and a member of the inquiry which acquitted the Earl of Bothwell of the murder of Lord Darnley, Queen Marys second husband. The fourth Oliphant attended the queens wedding and fought for her at the Battle of Langside in 1568.

The Oliphants remained devoted to the Jacobite cause and the ninth Lord Oliphant was imprisoned for his part at Killiecrankie in 1689. During the rising of 1715 he was accompanied by his cousin, Laurance Oliphant of Gask, who had also played an active role in the campaign of Charles Edward Stewart in 1745.

After the defeat at Culloden both Oliphants exiled in France. The daughter of Laurence the Younger was the songstress Carolina, later called Lady Nairne.

Laurance the Elders sister married their cousin Laurance Oliphant of Condie, whose unfortunate early demise meant that their son was brought up by Laurance Oliphant of Gask. Too young to fight in the campaign of 1745 this son was the conduit for reinstating his brother-in-law to the Gask lands many years later, after the attainder was lifted and Gask returned to his homeland of Scotland.

The current Oliphant chief is descended from the Condi branch of Oliphants. This branch of Oliphants have acclaimed much notoriety, in the 19th and 20th Centuries produced an Ambassador, a Chairman of the Hon. E.India Company, two Generals, an Admiral, a Chief of Justice as well as two MPs.

The Oliphants have numerous castles, houses and places of Clan interest, however there is currently no official seat. There is a wealth of Clan memorabilia held by an Oliphant Chieftan at Ardblair Castle, a Blair seat near Blairgowie in Perthshire.

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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