Proud to be Cornish!
Cornwall’s family tartans include the Curnow, Rosevear, Christopher, Cornish Pengelly, Cornish Blatchford and Morton-Nance tartans.
Have your own distinctly Cornish tartan
The Cornish Tartan Centre is able to assist in the design of your own family”s tartan, please ask us about our offer. it is likely not to cost you anything with a minimum order of tartan fabric from us for 30 metres.
Do you want your own tartan? Although we know of no historic tartans belonging to Cornish families, fragments of tartan cloth have been found in the west of Cornwall, and more than likely colours and distinctive patterns marked particular people living in an area, a family, tribe, clan, or ethnic group in an area, all of whom would have been related or were retainers of the clan (as with the miller or estate steward in a Scottish clan). Clan tartans were not found in Scotland more than 200 years ago so the Cornish have as much if not more right to restore their ancient right to wear tartans and kilts.
a traditional CORNISH kilt is made either so the pleated cloth, 8 yard kilt with about 6 inches in each pleat lying flat shows, the pattern of the tartan, or with 5 yards of cloth or:-
the military style, which is cut ‘on the stripe’, when a specific coloured stripe, often red, is prominent. Cornish military kilts usually have the white stripe prominent so the back of the kilt is predominantly black and white.
a lADIES KILTS is different – a lady generally has a kilted skirt (see Ladies Wear) which has a lot less cloth so it is not as heavy as a traditional kilt, the brighter 10oz Cornish National Saffron cloth is ideal.