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Tartan Details - Houston #2 (Personal)

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Houston #2 (Personal)" tartan is shown below. 

STA ref: 6043
STWR ref: none
Designer: Houston & Houston
Tartan date: 01/01/1994
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Name
Registration notes: An asymmetric tartan designed by John P. Houston of Batesville, Arkansas and W. James Houston of New Zealand. They wished to register the tartan but TECA of the USA was unsure as to its qualification as a tartan and suggested that the two Houston armigers in Scotland should have the prerogative of naming a Houston tartan, and that TECA would designate this tartan a 'John Houston'. John Houston withdrew his application but is said to have submitted a slightly redesigned swatch in 1997 and was referred to the Scottish Tartans Authority's. The Scottish Tartans Authority's has no record of recording a tartan of that name. Sample in Scottish Tartans Authority's's Johnston Collection. The threadcount shown here is accurate having been taken from the woven sample by Brian Wilton of the Scottish Tartans Authority in Feb 2006.
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