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Tartan Details - Obama Family

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Obama Family" tartan is shown below. 

Reference: 11839
Designer: Halley, Brian Slanj Kilts
Tartan date: 01/05/2017
Registration date: 3 July 2017
Category: Commemorative
Restrictions: Yes. Please consult the designer to wear/use/weave this tartan.

Registration notes: The Obama Family tartan was commissioned by the Hunter Foundation to commemorate the visit of former US President Barack Obama when he flew in to Scotland on 26 May 2017 to play golf at St Andrews. He went on to speak at a prestigious dinner in Edinburgh and was presented with a kilt and trews made by Slanj Kilts. The red, sky blue and white colours in the tartan are taken from the flag of Chicago where Mr Obama lives and works, navy blue represents the Hawaiian flag where Mr Obama was born and green represents the Kenyan flag to honour Barack Obama Senior’s family roots.
Woven Sample: A woven sample of this tartan has been received by the Scottish Register of Tartans for permanent preservation in the National Records of Scotland.
Registrant details: Mr Brian Halley, 604 Duke St, Glasgow, , Scotland, G31 1JX
[email protected]
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