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Tartan Details - King Pootatau Te Wherowhero

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "King Pootatau Te Wherowhero" tartan is shown below. 

Reference: 11366
Designer: Ross, Michael
Tartan date: 21/04/2015
Registration date: 16 September 2015
Category: Other
Restrictions: Yes.
Prepared for weaving by Inter-weave Ltd (Auckland, New Zealand)(

Registration notes: A tartan designed to pay homage to King Pootatau Te Wherowhero (1858-1860) the first Maori King. Colours: blue and gold represent the colours of the Kiingitanga (the Maori monarchy) with the gold stripes representing the seven waka (canoes that carried the Maori to New Zealand from the South Pacific in the 13th century); red, white and black represent the King’s comment “There is but one eye of the needle, through which the white, red and black threads must pass.”
Registrant details: Prof. Michael Ross, 883 Fry Street, Saint Paul, Mn, United States, MN 55104
[email protected]
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