Breton Tartans

Breton Tartans Tartán

About the Breton Tartans Tartan

'Bro' is a Breton word for area. There are nine ancient areas in Brittany and the colours of these 'Bro' tartans are the 'mean' colours of all the area flags. The Brittanny National Tartan colours represent the whole area with the nine black and white checks representing each one. The Bro-Kerne Tartan includes the black and white for Brittany along with the blue, green and yellow to represent the Bro-Kerne area.



Today Brittany is one of the 6 offical Celtic nations of the world. Others include, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, and the Isle of Man and Britanny (or Breton) has many Celtic roots. The historic "Gaulois" people of France are actually Celts who migrated and stayed in France, with the word Celtae or Galates meaning "invader" in Latin, and it later became Gallie and finally Gaulois. The Celts fled from France following the Roman invasions. From the 5th century AD, a group of Briton people returned from Great Britain in order to flee their invaded homeland, settling in the Armorican Peninsula (what is now "Brittany").