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  • Name of Tartan:
    Valley Forge (Artefact)
  • ITI Number: 8681
  • Category: Portrait/Artefact
  • Designer / Source: Not known
  • Date: 1777 ?
  • Notes: Blanket in Valley Forge Museum in the US (Pennsylvania) national park of the same name - Valley Forge was the site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army. The park commemorates the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation and honors the ability of citizens to pull together and overcome adversity during extraordinary times. The STA was alerted to the existance of this tartan by a handwoven version of the blanket tartan in the Jan Crook Collection. However, the woven sample was black and white whereas the blanket is said by museum staff at Valley Forge to be dark blue and cream. The cream trurns out to be ecru - natural undyed wool and it may be that what now appears blue to the museum may be a faded black.. This simple design is the basis for the differently coloured Erskine tartan that is dated to 1842. Also same sett as Ramsay.
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