Clan Ewing: Tartan

The first known tartan worn by a Ewing is described in the testament of John Ewing in Heiddykis of Kirkmichael, Dumbarton, who died in 1609. Listed among his prized possessions is a plaid of sax ellis of reid & blak cullerit claith – ‘six ells (or yards) of red & black coloured cloth’. This rare description of a seventeenth-century tartan was the starting point for the current design. The evenly-balanced squares, and the double-stripe through the middle of the red squares are typical features of tartans for clans and districts closely associated with Ewing history.

Clan Ewing tartan

The design for this tartan has been guided by our history, to create a tartan that is unique and distinctive and which reflects Ewing tradition.

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