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Tartan Details - Samye

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

STA ref: 7128
STWR ref: none
Designer: Not Specified
Tartan date: 01/03/2007
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Corporate
Registration notes: The official tartan of Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre and Monastery located in Eskdalemuir, South West Scotland. 'Samye Ling' meaning 'the place beyond conception' named after the original ancient 'Samye' monastery in Tibet, was founded in 1967 by two Tibetan Lamas DR. Akong Tulku Rinpoche and the late Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. This spectacular tartan was designed by Akong Rinpoche, guardian of Tibetan tradition and enthusiastic supporter of Scottish culture. An exciting meeting point of Tibetan and Scottish tradition its five colours represent the five elements Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Space in perfect balance. Akong Rinpoche says 'when the elements are in perfect balance there is perfect harmony.' Geoffrey (Tailor) Highland Crafts Limited.
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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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