|The design comes from the Vestiarium Scoticum (1842).
The authors, the Sobieski Stuart brothers, enjoyed a
popular following among the Scottish gentry in the early
Victorian era, and in the spirit of the times, added
mystery, romance and some spurious historical
documentation to the subject of tartan. Of the better
known tartans, the book offers some minor variation, but
in other cases it provides the only recorded version of
many tartans in use today.