Friday, August 19, 2011
Freemason Universal Tartan
Kilt & Thistle Scottish Shoppes at kilts.com is an authorized dealer for the Freemason's Universal Tartan.
In 2004, the Grand Lodge of Utah sponsored the design and production of a Tartan fabric that would represent Freemasonry in Utah and elsewhere. The colors in the cloth were chosen to represent the various Masonic family organizations including the Blue Lodge, Scottish Rite, York Rite, Shrine of North America, Job's Daughters International, DeMolay International, Order of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile, and more.
Anne Carroll Gilmour, an internationally known weaver specializing in traditional Scottish Tartan weaving, designed the pattern and submitted it to the Scottish Tartans Authority in Perthshire, Scotland for registration. The pattern was deemed unique and a registration certificate issued. A mill near Edinburgh weaves the cloth in bulk.
Kilt & Thistle offers the Freemason Universal Tartan as ties, vests, cummerbunds, sashes and especially kilts, for Scots and others with knees shapely enough to wear them (us German kids have to wear lederhosen).
The material can also be purchased by the yard from the Grand Lodge of Utah.