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Tartan Details - Monoceros

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

Reference: 13885
Designer: Sim, Steven Patrick
Tartan date: 06/04/2020
Registration date: 6 May 2023
Category: Other
Restrictions: Yes.
The tartan is designed and owned by Steven Patrick Sim - The Tartan Artisan ® - Copyright © 2020. All weaving, tailoring, and commercial use is managed by the designer. Contact Steve regarding use at: [email protected], or use the email below.

Design registration pending
Registration notes: The tartan was created to represent Monoceros, a faint star constellation lying to the east of Orion in the northern sky on the celestial equator, 700 light years from Earth. Derived from Latin – the name meaning ‘the Unicorn’ – the star formation was first recorded in 1612 by Dutch astronomer and clergyman Pertrus Plancius. The tartan is intended to visibly portray the pure white and grey shades of the Unicorn; the yellow pivot, a single gold stripe, represents the horn; the white pivot, and cluster of fine grey stripes, represents the Monoceros star chart. The Unicorn (a fabled creature being described since antiquity) appears in many cultures throughout the ages – importantly being linked to Scottish mythology for centuries. A symbol of masculinity and power, purity and innocence – the Unicorn was first used on the Scottish royal coat of arms by William I in the 12th century.
Registrant details: Mr Steven Patrick Sim, The Tartan Artisan ®, 8a Church Street, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, DD11 1JL
[email protected]
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