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Tartan Details - Handweaver Keiko

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

Reference: 12978
Designer: Akashi, Keiko
Tartan date: 30/05/2020
Registration date: 17 November 2020
Category: Corporate
Restrictions: Yes.
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 she has visited the weaving mills of Scotland on many occasions. She was inspired by her long experience and great love of weaving Scottish checks and tartans. This tartan was designed to celebrate Keiko’s long relationship with Scotland, her love of the beautiful scenery, the many friends she made during her visits, and the kindness and hospitality they have shown, all of which she considered to be a great privilege.
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.
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