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30 September 2022
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Tartan Details - Sandhu (Personal)

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

STA ref: 7495
STWR ref: none
Designer: Not Specified
Tartan date: Not Specified
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Name
Registration notes: Originally designed for a whisky shop in the USA but can be worn by anyone of the name Sandhu. Threadcount and sample from Lochcarron. Rationale is as follows: "Kalvinder set out to rationalize what he wanted to express in the tartan patterns. His love for his native Scotland and his Indian heritage. For Scotland he chose the Blue. Then he wanted to recognize a famous Indian freedom fighter who was also a partial namesake. Bhagat Singh Sandhu (1907-1931). The peace that Bhagat was fighting for is represented by the colour White - and Red to represent the blood that was spilled by Indian freedom fighters. Like most of us expatriate Scots we develop our patriotism after we have left the country. ( This writer had never worn a kilt nor been to a Highland Games until he came to California ). So the basic color was to be blue and white for Scotland with a red stripe denoting Indian spilled blood. So now we are looking at colors that coincidentally are also the colors of Glasgow Rangers Football Club . With another nod to his ethnic origins, Kalvinder acknowledged his Indian heritage by including the colors of India's national flag - deep Saffron (Kesari) above a White center and dark Green at the bottom. The white will also have the double significance of representing the white in both the flags of Scotland and India.
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