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  • Name of Tartan:
    Cornish National (District)
  • Alternative Name: Cornwall
  • ITI Number: 1567
  • Category: English District
  • Designer / Source: Morton-Nance, E.E.
  • Date: 1963
Cornish National (District)
  • Notes: This tartan was designed by Mr E.E. Morton-Nance of Horner Park Rd, Padstow (a Cornish bard) in answer to criticism of the plain black kilts first introduced by Cornish patriots. Weaver D C Dalgliesh of Selkirk. Sindex say woven by Lochcarron. Samples in STA Dalgety Collection is labelled "Cornish National Hunting." Mr Morton-Nance was in partnership with Donald Rawe who designed the Cornish National Day tartan (#1262). The rights of this tartan have now been taken over by Peter Morton-Nance of Gwethnoc Tartan Company of St. Austell Tel: (0845) 230 3919 and the royalties are destined for an educational trust fund.. Each colour in the National Tartan has a special meaning: White on Black for St. Piran's Banner (The Patron Saint of Tinners), Black and Gold were the colours of the ancient Cornish kings; red is for the beak and legs of the Chough, the Cornish National bird and blue is for the sea surrounding Cornwall.
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