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A Great Kilt (or Feileadh Mòr as it's known in Gaelic) is a long piece of cloth, which is hand pleated and wrapped around the user. This includes ONLY the cloth used to make a great kilt. Belt, Sporran, Plaid Brooch and Highland shirt are all sold separately.
USA Kilts' Nordic Heritage tartan was created for anyone who wishes to celebrate their Nordic / Norse / Scandinavian roots, or anyone who is inspired by Nordic culture, history and legends.
This exclusive tartan represents the spirit of those peoples of the North who had such a powerful impact on the history and culture of the British Isles and North America. The colors represent the flags of the Nordic Council nations and territories (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Åland). They also represent essential aspects of Nordic culture and the dramatic climate of the far north:
Blue - the ocean and seas, the northern sky, woad-dyed wool, the Norse god Odin.
Red - Fire, passion, the warrior tradition of the Norse, and the god Thor.
Gold - Golden treasure and jewelry and amber; known to the Norse as “Freyja’s tears”.
White - Ice, snow, the caps of waves, silver, and the compass “Sunstones” of the Vikings.
Black and Grey - Winter night, the fjords of Norway, and the rocky shores of Iceland and Greenland.
Marled Grey yarn - Nordic farmers, such as the Icelanders, could not always acquire dyes for their cloth, so they created patterns by intermingling wool from black, gray and white sheep.
This tartan was designed by Rocky (aka William) Roeger, USA Kilts, 2023. The name "Nordic Heritage" and the tartan pattern itself are both ©2023 by William Roeger, USA Kilts. This tartan is ONLY available through USA Kilts and may not be reproduced anywhere without the expressed written consent of USA Kilts.