Homespun Handfasting Tartan
Our Homespun Tartan is made from a 55/45 blend of polyester & wool, woven by hand on old-world looms. It looks very authentic to what would have been woven historically. The yarn is worsted, but not spun as tightly as modern machine-made tartan. The cloth is also not as tightly woven. Homespun tartan will pleat by hand easily, but will not develop a sharp edge. Small snags, pulls, holes and other assorted blemishes are common. Because it is hand woven, these flaws are a natural part of its character.
- Engage in Ancient Ritual
- Homespun Tartan
- 55/45 Blend of Polyester and Wool
- Woven by Hand on Old-world Looms
- Rustic, Handmade Look
- Measures Approx. 3″ x 54″
Handfasting is an ancient ritual that is where the term “Tying the Knot” came from. Handfasting is the historical term for “betrothal” or “wedding”. In the early modern history of Scotland (16th and 17th centuries), the term could also refer to the trial period of the first year of marriage. The term has, over time, also come to be used to denote non-legal commitment ceremonies.
Our Homespun Hand Fasting Tartan is made to match our Homespun Starter Kilts. This handfasting tartan can be made to order in more than fifty tartans, and measures 3″ X 54″. Made to order by us, right here in the USA.