solid belted plaid
- Ok, here's the skinny on the portrait I was referencing.
It is of Sir Duncan Campbell of Lochow, founder of the Campbells of
Glenorchy, painted by George Jamesone in 1635. Sir Duncan is depicted
wearing a solid red belted plaid -- it is knee length, belted at the waist,
and drawn up over both shoulders and pinned beneath the neck with a gold
brooch. His bonnet appears to be made from the same material as his plaid.
He is wearing tartan cadadh -- flesh colored base color with a narrow red
tartan pattern, tied on with blue garters.
You can see a detail of this portrait in *Tartan: The Highland Habit*, by
Hugh Cheape (National Museums of Scotland, 1991, 2nd ed. 1995).
Matthew A. C. Newsome, FSA Scot
Curator of the Scottish Tartans Museum
Member of the Guild of Tartan Scholars
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