The Orkney tartan is a predominantly purple and green tartan. It surprises many to learn of the role played by Orkney in the legends and literature of King Arthur, the legendary British king who held back the Saxon advances in the sixth century AD. At the core of the Arthurian mythos is a group of characters known as the Orkney Clan - King Lot of Orkney and his sons Gawain, Gaheris, Gareth, and Agravaine. Arthur's sister Morgause is married to King Lot. The tale of King Arthur is a story of magic, chivalry and betrayal. The main Arthurian tale is well known - how the boy Arthur draws the sword from the stone to become king; how he sets up the fabled Round Table in Camelot and receives the magical sword Excalibur. Arthur's downfall is ultimately brought about by his son Mordred - a child Arthur fathered on his own sister Morgause of Orkney.
Products available in the Orkney tartan range from various weights of wool tartan fabric, tartan cushions, rugs and throws. In our tartan clothing and accessories range we make everything from Mens Tartan Suits, Trousers and Waistcoats to Womens Mini Kilts, Skirts and Jackets, along with tartan scarves, ties and even Tartan Shoes and Boots. A full product list can be found below. We make many made to order items so if you can’t find what you are looking for please ask!
You can find the products we can make for you below in Orkney tartan.