Sunday, 26 August 2012

Cornish Colours and Tartan

Cornish Tartan
First created in 1963, the Cornish National tartan was designed by the poet E.E. Morton Nance, nephew of Robert Morton Nance. Each colour of tartan has a special significance or meaning. The White Cross on a black background is from the banner of Saint Piran, the Patron Saint of tinners, which is also used as the flag of Cornwall;[5] Black and gold were the colours of the ancient Cornish kings; red for legs and beak of the national bird, the chough, and blue for the blue of the sea surrounding Cornwall.

link below to text on wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornish_kilts_and_tartans

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