[Northkeep] Tulsa's tartan - rated R for really garish

Kathryn Helstrom kiamichikate at gmail.com
Tue May 31 19:16:27 PDT 2011

It may be garish on the computer, but on such a huge scale, and so high up
there, I think it would look good on the yella fella.


On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 1:59 PM, Jennifer Carlson <talana1 at hotmail.com>wrote:

> OK, I found it two versions listed.  The first is not recommended for
> children and small animals.
> It. Is. Colorful.  And not in a happy-rainbow way.
> http://www.scotclans.com/whats_my_clan/district_tartans/usa_district_tartans/tulsa_tartan.html
> There is a milder version at:
> http://www.tartanregister.gov.uk/tartanDetails.aspx?ref=4155
> The second site notes that it was registered January 1, 1978:
> Scottish Tartans Society notes: The tartan was designed by Richard
> Crawford, Chinnubbie McIntosh, and Bea Notley, and supported by the Mayor of
> Tulsa, Robert J. La Fortune who issued a proclamation to 'endorse and ordain
> the establishment of the Tulsa tartan'. Tulsa is situated on the Arkansas
> River in Oklahoma, a State much settled by Scots. Tulsa Pipe Band site
> states: 'Tulsa is the only city outside the British Commonwealth to own its
> own district tartan, officially registered with Lord Lyon, King of Arms.'
> (Brian Wilton from the Scottish Tartans Society, note: there is no record of
> this appearing in Lord Lyon books). 'The colours were chosen to represent
> the distinctive features and influences of Tulsa and Green Country. The red
> is for the Native Americans, the blue represents the area lakes, the green
> is for green country, and the black represents petroleum.' Confusion was
> caused in 1985 when an erroneous weave appeared from Amana Mills in Iowa who
> had taken the count as
>  being the full sett rather than the pivot (Alistair Buchan, Lochcarron).
> Talana
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