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MacInnes Ancient hunting Clan Tartan (TS1614)


Could also be Dress Red MacPherson

The source of tartan 1614 was: Pringles Mill Inverness

The threadcount from The Scottish Register of Tartans

Threadcount:
R4K4W2R6K4B6K4B6K8Y4LT16W20B6W16

Pallet:
R=DC0000RED;K=101010BLACK;W=E0E0E0WHITE;B=2C4084BLUE;Y=E8C000YELLOW;LT=BE7832BROWN;

Threadcount given over a half sett with full count at the pivots.

The threadcount is usually provided as a series of capital letters and numbers. Each capital letter represents a colour in the tartan and the number beside eachletter dictates the precise number of threads required so that the weaver can set up the loom accurately. For example

B24 W4 B24 R2 K24 G24 W2

Means 24 threads of B (blue) followed by 4 threads of W (white), 24 threads of B (blue), 2 threads of R (red), 24 threads of K (black), 24 threads of G (green), and another 2 threads of W (white).

Tartans are either symmetrical/reflective patterns or asymmetrical/repeating patterns. The threadcounts for these two types of patterns are presented slightly differently so that the weaver knows which type of pattern he is setting up on his loom.