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Tartan Details - Tahrir (Liberation)

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Tahrir (Liberation)" tartan is shown below. 

Reference: 10623
Designer: Jackson, Giles
Tartan date: 18/08/2011
Registration date: 21 May 2012
Category: Fashion
Restrictions: Yes. Anyone in support of the march of democracy is welcome to wear or display the Tahrir tartan.
Liberation Kilt Co. holds exclusive rights to the Tahrir tartan and all derivatives thereof, which may only be reproduced (woven, printed etc) under license. For more information contact Giles Jackson at [email protected].
Digital images of the Tahrir tartan are protected by an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND) license, which means you may download and share them with others as long as you credit Liberation Kilt Co; however you cannot change them in any way or use them commercially. More info at
Intellectual Property Office, UK Reg No. 4022093 Reg Date: 24th October 2011
Registration notes: The Tahrir tartan charts the journey from dictatorship to democracy in the Middle East (Tahrir is a word of Arabic origin meaning ‘liberation’). The single black line signifies the martyrdom of 26-year-old Mohamed Bouazizi, the oppressed street trader whose desperate act of self-immolation ignited the revolution (represented by the red stripe) that has swept the region, catalysing similar movements worldwide. The green square represents the state building period when new institutions must be established to guarantee the basic rights and freedoms that people are fighting for. The double black lines symbolise statutory opposition, the cornerstone of any enduring democracy. This tartan honours the many thousands of Arab youth who risked everything to free themselves from the grip of authoritarian regimes, reclaim their dignity and shape their own destiny.
Registrant details: Mr Giles Jackson, Liberation Kilt Co. Po Box 1036, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, 22902
[email protected]
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