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  • Name of Tartan:
    New Brunswick (District)
  • Alternative Name: Beaverbrook
  • ITI Number: 1880
  • Category: Canadian District
  • Designer / Source: Loomcrofters of Gagetown
  • Date: Apr. 1959
  • Slog: ..BYBGGG..
  • Colour Sequence: BYBGGGGGGGBYBYBGRTRYRTRBYNYRGBYBYBGGGGGGGBYB
  • Thread Count: Available to STA members only
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New Brunswick (District)
  • Notes: Asymmetric. This IS the correct version of this tartan - regardless of any other threadcounts or samples that may be quoted. The thread count has been checked against the original application dated April 1959. Registered to Patricia Jenkins of Loomcrofters on 27th April 1959.The complicated threadcount of this tartan has brought about various erroneous records (including that of the Tartans Society) but this graphic matches the woven sample in the STA Collection AND the new threadcount in the errata slip in 'District Tartans' by Teal/Smith. Named in honour of King George III who was from the House of Brunswick, this Atlantic seaboard province acquired its own official tartan in 1959. The design came from the Loomcrofters company in Gagetown - a pretty village on the Saint John River. The colours are forest green for the lumbering; meadow green for agriculture; blue for the coastal and inland waters and an interweaving of gold, symbol of the province's potential wealth. The red blocks signify the loyalty and devotion of the early Loyalist settlers and the New Brunswick Regiment. Another observer adds that the brown band commemorates the 'beaver' from Lord Beaverbrook the press baron who commissioned the first weaving. Although not born there, he published his first newspaper in the Province at the age of 13 and always regarded it as home. The tartan was entered in the Lord Lyon's books but in such a complicated form as to be incomprehensible. The verbal description given in the CIDD reads as follows: "the first block having four outer corners coloured forest green, four squares of shepherd's check in the centre of the block woven of meadow green and forest green, and being separated from each other and from the forest green in the outer corners of the first block by three stripes each woven of azure blue and gold.; the second block having a red background with stripes of brown, azure blue, gold and grey; "
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