A clan's weathered tartan is how the tartan would have looked if the tartan were manufactured with natural (non-alkaline) dyes and subjected to the effects of weather. The popular story surrounding the origin of these colors, while romantic but quite false, that a piece of tartan was dug up in the 1950s at the Culloden battlefield. After 200 years of being buried in peat, the colors had become very drab, hence the term "weathered". The original sample on which the range was based was said to have been found in a damp cellar in Inverness. The main difference with the shades is that the usual blues become slate gray, black a less intense charcoal black, red a deeper shade and green a sort of olive brown.
The following table defines the sett thread counts for this tartan.
|D Red||Chcl||D Red||Chcl||D Red||Chcl||Sl Gry||Ol Br||Sl Gry||Chcl||D Red||Chcl||D Red|
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