November 11, 2014 by Rua Lupa
Some people who have looked us up have found that a tartan comes up in their search as well and sometimes find it perplexing. So I suppose an explanation is in order.
Throughout human history when woven cloth was made it was heavily influenced by the land and culture that arose from it, giving it a distinct pattern that came to be associated with the region people were from. Tartans have their origin in weaves consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours. These kinds of weaving patterns were found in cultures throughout the Eurasian continent, each region developing certain colors and patterns according to the weavers preferences and resources available, having no direct associations with clans. Tartan as we know it today, is not thought to have existed in Scotland before the 16th century. It was only in the mid-19th century that they were created and artificially associated with Scottish clans, families, or institutions who were (or wished to be seen as) associated in some way with a Scottish heritage. Today tartans are worn worldwide representing many different groups of people.
Nowadays in addition to clan tartans, there are many tartans created especially for individuals, families, districts, institutions, and corporations. The Saegoah tartan patterns depicted here were made for the use of Saegoahs if ever so desired. The design was made to represent the interconnections we have within Nature by taking the largest perspective that we can relate to – our planet orbiting a our host star. From earth we always see the sun in a blue sky and forget that it is indeed a star, just like the ones we see in the black skies at night. We also tend to not realize that we too are in space floating among the stars. This portrayal provides the perspective that we are in space and together share this planet we call home.
Those who wear it would show and be reminded of how we are all citizens of the cosmos; that this planet, earth, is home to us all; and because this is everyone’s home we should always be respectful of our interconnections with one another. In other words, it is a woven cloth representing the region of Earth.