Reviving the Ancient Scottish Tartan for Modern Wearers

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The oldest Scottish tartan ever discovered 40 years ago has been recreated after testing confirmed it as the oldest surviving piece of tartan, dating back to 1500-1600 AD. The tartan, known as The Glen Affric Tartan, features distinctive crossing lines of different dyed yarns and has been recreated by the House of Edgar for people to wear. Dye analysis and thread count helped in bringing this piece back to life. The tartan is available for purchase, with a percentage of sales going to The Scottish Tartans Authority for preservation efforts. The recreated tartan has been exhibited at the V&A Dundee and is available for purchase by businesses and the public.

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