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Tartan Details - Baja-wala

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Baja-wala" tartan is shown below. 

Reference: 13873
Designer: McGreechin, Erin and Neil, Kirsty
Tartan date: 18/01/2023
Registration date: 25 April 2023
Category: Fashion
Restrictions: Yes. Intended to be used by anyone with connections to India and the British Isles/Empire through birth, ancestry and/or family. This design was first commissioned for manufacture on behalf of Harinder Kaur by MacGregor and MacDuff kiltmakers.
Prepared for weaving by The House of Edgar, a division of McNaughton Holdings Ltd.

Copyright rests with MacGregor and MacDuff Kiltmakers.
Registration notes: The Baja-wala tartan, Punjabi for ‘Music (Sound) Maker’, was created to mark the association between Indian and Scottish traditions at weddings, including an Indian bagpipe band playing during the groom’s procession to the bride’s house after a wedding. The colours are intended to represent the flags of India and Scotland to mark the the introduction of the Highland Bagpipe to the Indian subcontinent by the Highland Regiments of the British Army in the 19th century.
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