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Stories from House of Tartan
Museum of Textiles
Tartan Exhibition - open until April 2004 Via Santa Chiara, 24 - Prato, Italy

Perhaps the most famous textile in the world, tartan is so closely involved in Scottish history and culture that it is considered an essential part of the national identity.

This original and unique exhibition of tartans follows the fortunes of the textile through an examination of its origins, its role in the great 19th century romantic movement and its development in modern times.


On the occasion of the exhibition, the Scottish Tartans Authority and Museo del Tessuto have created a new tartan - MacPrato - based on the colours of the coat of arms of the Municipality of Prato.

The final section of the the exhibition allows visitors to design their own tartan using the Internet software provided by House of Tartan.
Blair Urquhart

See for further information (it's in Italian)

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