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Tartan Details - Braveheart

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

STA ref: 7025
STWR ref: none
Designer: Knode/Cavell
Tartan date: 01/01/1995
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Corporate
Registration notes: A joint design between Charles Knode i/c of the Shepperton Studios wardrobe dept and Gordon Cavell of the Islay Woollen Mill on the Hebridean isle of Islay for Mel Gibson's 1995 Braveheart epic. Charles Knode sent Gordon a sports jacket and asked him to create a tartan/tweed from it. Since this is very much a tweed design rather than a tartan, with some marled yarns included, its graphic is not at all accurate but gives a rough idea of the dimensions and layout.
Information notes: A woven sample is deposited in the Scottish Tartans Authority archives.
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Where tartans were recorded before the establishment of the Scottish Register of Tartans (SRT) on 5 February 2009, the original Scottish Tartans Authority (STA) and the Scottish Tartans World Register (STWR) reference numbers have been retained. The new SRT reference number can be found in the address box on your browser (url).

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