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  • Name of Tartan:
    Lunar (Fashion)
  • ITI Number: 5513
  • Category: Fashion
  • Designer / Source: Maxwell, Ian
  • Date: 1970
  • Slog: KRK:NTN
  • Colour Sequence: NTNTNTNTKRK
  • Thread Count: Available to STA members only
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Lunar (Fashion)
  • Notes: Originally ascribed to Pendelton Woolen Mills of Oregon but in 2009 it was discovered that it had in fact been designed in 1970 by Ian Maxwell, a director of Eskvalley Knitwear of Langholm in the Scottish Borders. The black, brown and grey were from the lunar rock brought back to earth by the Apollo missions and the red was for the rocket flame. The tartan was extremely poplar at the time and was sold in Harrods, Scotch House etc and Ian Maxwell relates (2009) that many hundreds of kilts and ties were made in it. Eskvalley originally produced three mohair stoles in it, one of which was presented to Neil Armstrong's wife. See archive entry for more detail.
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