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Tartan Details - Oshidori (Mandarin Duck)

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Oshidori (Mandarin Duck)" tartan is shown below. 

Reference: 12977
Designer: Akashi, Keiko
Tartan date: 22/04/2020
Registration date: 17 November 2020
Category: Fashion
Restrictions: Yes. Intended to be for all hand weavers.
Cannot be offered for sale, woven or produced in any commercial form without the express permission of the copyright holder: Keiko Akashi, 2-6-40 Matsuyama Kiyose-shi, Tokyo 204-00 22 Japan.

Registration notes: This tartan was designed and hand woven in Japan. Keiko, the designer, learnt the hand weaving of tweed from David Gurney in Scotland and has visited the weaving mills of Scotland on many occasions. She was inspired by her great love of weaving Scottish checks and tartans. The inspiration for the design reflects the worldwide admiration for the famous Royal Stewart Tartan. The colours chosen were inspired by those found on the Japanese Oshidori bird (the Mandarin Duck). The Oshidori bird is known for cuddling close to its partner and, therefore, is often considered to be a symbol of affectionate couples in Japan.
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.
Tartan image: Oshidori (Mandarin Duck). Click on this image to see a more detailed version.

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