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Tartan Details - Red Thistle Dress

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Red Thistle Dress" tartan is shown below. 

Reference: 12661
Designer: Deborah Savage
Tartan date: 19/10/2019
Registration date: 29 October 2019
Category: Other
Registration notes: The dress version of the Red Thistle tartan was designed to commemorate the 500th performance of The Red Thistle Dancers in 2019. The Red Thistle Dancers, founded in 1973, are a Scottish Country & Highland Dance and Music Performance group based in the San Francisco Bay Area. This tartan is based on the California State tartan, birthplace of The Red Thistle Dancers. Colours: parchment for the Scroll of Honour awarded to the Directors of The Red Thistle Dancers by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society; deep and bright reds and crimsons for the various California red thistle native species (Cirsium occidentale and Cirsium arizonicum); orange & white for the thistledown of the flower as it transitions to its mature stage and grey for the level of achievement represented by all members of The Red Thistle Dancers and Musicians past and present.
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