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Tartan Details - Elystan Glodrydd (Welsh Tribe)

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Elystan Glodrydd (Welsh Tribe)" tartan is shown below. 

Reference: 10677
Designer: Beddows, Philip
Tartan date: 20/04/2012
Registration date: 17 August 2012
Category: Corporate
Restrictions: Yes. This tartan is designed for the personal use of the descendants of Elystan Glodrydd, founder of the 5th Royal Tribe of Wales ("Llwyth Elystan Glodrydd"), 'King' of Rhwng Gwy a Hafren (Between Wye and Severn).
Should anyone else wish to use or wear the Elystan Glodrydd tartan, it would be considered a great compliment.
The colours are based on threads used by The Cambrian Mill, where the tartan can be wonderfully woven, geographically within Rhwng Gwy a Hafren. Address: The Cambrian Woollen Mill, Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys, Wales LD5 4SD. Telephone and fax: 01591 610363. Web: Registrant details: Philip Beddows, [email protected]

Registration notes: Family tartan of Llwyth Elystan Glodrydd - The 5th Royal Tribe of Wales, descendants of Welsh King and patriarch Elystan Glodrydd, from Rhwng Gwy a Hafren (Between Wye and Severn), who include the Princes of Maelienydd and Elfael and the Welsh Lords of Ceri, Buellt, Gwerthrynion and Radnor. Many families with different surnames are descended from Elystan Glodrydd. These same surnames may occur amongst the descendants of other Welsh tribal or family patriarchs, so careful investigation should be made before assuming kinship with the tribe ('Llwyth') of Elystan. The 'Elystan Glodrydd' tartan has been designed with colours that reflect the heraldry of the family, which has red, gold and white prominently displayed. The green alludes to the green hills and fields in the lands between the rivers Wye and Severn, which are themselves alluded to by the blue lines on the tartan. The tartan was created in the context of the spreading popular use and production of tartan in Wales, with many patterns being applied to generic Welsh surnames. By registering a specific tartan for the family and tribe of Elystan Glodrydd, it is hoped that people interested in displaying or wearing Welsh tartan who share descent from Elystan will therefore have their own clan/tribe/family tartan to use, whatever their surname may be.
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