Woodstocker Books


Tartan: The Highland Habit

Tartan: The Highland Habit


Hugh Cheape

Publisher: National Museum of Scotland

ISBN: 1905267029                 


6 ½ x 7 1/2 inches       

112 pages  

Illustrations: 96 color & 12 b&w

* A concise account of the origins and varying fortunes of Tartan and highland dress as art and artifact over five centuries

* Today we are as likely to see tartan in couturier dress as in kilt or plaid

An ever-popular subject, this is the third edition of this publication and has information on women's Highland habit and the results of scientific tests carried out on the dye of a kilt allegedly worn by Bonnie Prince Charlie. A full-color section of the principal clans has historical information with clues for family histories and genealogy.

Author Hugh Cheape has been the curator of Scottish Culture at the National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh.

Add To Cart