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Mourning Tartans




  As the name implies these are used in connection with death, and are usually a design using a combination of black and white. As usually found, a few existing tartans are already suited to funerals but where specially created the rules appear to be to replace over checks with white whilst maintaining a black ground.

An example is Stewart Mourning, a late design based upon Royal Stewart but having a black ground and white over check. This design is found only in a very rare collection, Clan Originaux.

This is perhaps the most unnecessary type of tartan ever conceived.