Paul Henry Kilts

Traditional and Contemporary kilts sewn to order                                           

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Tartans come in  hundreds of different designs, some clan, some district, and many more from organisations and societies, all slightly different but following a known threadcount, which is the actual formula of the number of lines and colours.  This pattern can be scaled up or down and as long as the   proportions remain the same then it is still the same tartan. The colours work slightly different though, the thread count might  list blue, red, and green, but it is down to the weaver to choose which particular shade/hue, or tone ; this is where the  different terms of Modern or Ancient  originate. A modern palette would have strong blues and greens and a clean bright red, an Ancient palette would have softer blues and greens and a warm red. There are several other variations but the main ones are below

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Modern 

Strong and  bold colours

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Ancient

softer blues and greens

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Muted

mellow  greens and maroons

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Weathered 

greys and browns

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Dress

Extra areas of white