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The state of Rhode Island's tartan was adopted in 2000. This tartan was created as a State tartan by the St Andrews Society of Rhode Island Inc. The Society was founded in 1923. Claire Donaldson of House of Edgar (Woollens) Ltd. The Rhode Island Tartan is only available through the St. Andrews Society of Rhode Island.
The Rhode Island Tartan was created by the St. Andrews Society and debuted in time for the millennium century change. The Rhode Island Tartan is
officially registered with Lord Lyons' heraldic registry office in Scotland. The tartan was adopted as the official tartan for the State of Rhode Island
in a unanimous vote by both Houses of the state legislature, and endorsed by the Governor.
The tartan may be made into kilts, sashes, ties, and kilted skirts. The sett of the RI Tartan is ©2000 St. Andrews Society of RI. As the tartan is sometimes worn as part of a uniform, the design may not be used in a manner that is disrespectful to the tartan (such as throw pillows, t-shirts, trinkets, sporrans or other crafts items which are not authorized and approved by the St. Andrews Society of Rhode Island).
Tartan Details - Rhode Island, State of
The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Rhode Island, State of" tartan is shown below.
STA ref: 2659
STWR ref: 2659
Designer: House of Edgar - Macnaughton Holdings Ltd.
Tartan date: 01/01/2000
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Registration notes: Official state tartan for RI. Designed for the St Andrew's Society of the State of Rhode Island by Claire Donaldson of the House of Edgar. Distribution controlled by the St Andrew's Society. All sales enquiries to St Andrews Society of Rode Island Inc.
The law designating the official Rhode Island state tartan is found in the State of Rhode Island General Laws, Title 42, Chapter 1042-4, Section 42-4-17
State Affairs and Government
§ 42-4-17 State Tartan. - (a) The St. Andrews Society of RI, Inc. is authorized to create, authenticate and register, at the sole expense of the society, the official tartan of the state, to be called "the state of Rhode Island tartan".
(b) For the purposes of this section, "tartan" means any of many textile patterns consisting of stripes of varying widths and colors crossed at right angles against a solid background, each forming a distinctive design worn by the members of a Scottish clan.