Prince Edward Island has a tartan. The reddish brown represents the PEI dirt, the green is the vegetation, the yellow the sun, and the white is for the white caps of the waves. If you are planning on buying some PEI tartan fabric to make a kilt, you may have to stand in line. It seems the demand is fairly small and when the fabric stores run out, it takes a while for the supplier to gather enough orders to make a production run profitable. I have looked on and off for a couple of years with no success.
Gaelic Island Kilts specializes in solid colour kilts. For those of Irish Descent, this is a popular alternative to tartan kilts. Prices range from $170 to $350 for women’s and men’s kilts and they also offer a line of accessories.
The government Tartan was the uniform of the military. Wearing the tartan was not so much an issue of clan but of membership in the armed forces. Additional colours on the kilts signified rank. The Prince Edward Island Highlanders wore this kilt.
Here are a couple of links to explore kilts and tartans:
Finding information on PEI families, tartans, and kilts is not as easy as I thought. It seems you have to be connected to a clan or a genealogical organization. So if you are of Scottish or Irish descent and have information on PEI Kilts and Tartans, please let me know.
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