Declaration of Arbroath 7th Centennial Anniversary Tartan Rose

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The Tartan Rose remembers Scotland's 700 year old Declaration of Scottish Independence!

Made by Steven Patrick Sim, the Tartan Artisan®, Arbroath Scotland.

...numbered 1 to 100

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NOW AVAILABLE! ...but limited stock!

This is the FIRST 100 wee tartan rosies ...made from the newly created  Declaration of Arbroath 7th Centennial Anniversary Tartan!

From an edition of 1,320 numbered rose brooches, the tartan was woven in Scotland on the Isle of Bute ...with the roses being hand made in Arbroath.

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The tartan was created to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath ...and visibly represent the Declaration document itself!

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Importantly, the tartan was also created to be remembered for the next 100 years ...commemorating the passing of the 7th century since the signing of Scotland's ancient petition for freedom.

A humble wee Scottish Rose mark this significant moment in time.

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The 7 colour tartan visibly portrays the artefact itself; light tan with the narrow black stripes represents the document and the literary work; green and red represents the seals and signatories; the white pivot represents the recipient of the letter Pope John XXII; the scarlet pivot represents the Scots of old who died fighting for freedom; the broad black stripe becomes a memorial of remembrance for those who fell on the Scottish battlefields.

The thread counts in the two opposing pivots are created from the two relevant dates: 6th April 1320 and 6th April 2020 - thus the numeracy in the tartan spans seven centuries.

32 threads in the dark red pays tribute to Robert the Bruce who was crowned king at the age of 32; 100 threads span the complete width of the light tan field, representing the famous excerpt from the Declaration of Arbroath “for, as long as a hundred of us remain alive…”

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The tartan was officially Ratified on the 6th April 2020


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to read the full rational in the weave!

(Currently links to a Facebook post)

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The 7th Centennial Declaration Roses...

...are each individually hand crafted and numbered so as to certify their unique place in the edition. Each one is different in its own way, with the pattern in the sett being carefully cut so as to retain the two pivots in the tartan.

Thus each individual rose itself retains all seven centuries within its threads.

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Exclusive to the Tartan Artisan ®

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Packaged in a black presentation box with silver foil emblem ...the roses are made in Scotland from tartan woven from 100% pure new wool. Supplied with a summary of the rationale behind the tartan, with wee certificate and the famous 'freedom' quote ...taken from the Declaration of Arbroath, 6th April 1320:

"for, as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom – for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself."

  • Each rose is hand made from Declaration 7th Centennial tartan ...and is Unique
  • Made from 100% pure new wool woven on the Isle of Bute
  • Hand crafted in Scotland
  • 3 inches - approx diameter of the rose (with some 'petals' extending)
  • The tartan roses are individually numbered and are fitted on the back with a silver alloy pin back (non-precious metal) ...with safety clasp
  • A summary of the rational behind the tartan included (the full details are available online)
  • The rose is complimented with the famous Freedom quote, on a small card ..."for, as long as but a hundred of us remain alive...". Each Rose is numbered and also comes with a signed & embossed certificate.
  • Packaged in black presentation box with silver foil emblem
  • A signed, numbered and embossed certificate included
  • The rose would make an ideal brooch (for the ladies) ...or buttonhole (for gents)!

  • Tartan No. 12809
    UK Registered Design No. 6085120


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Numbers are sold in sequential order from lowest to highest, however please feel free to leave a request (as you check out) for your preferred number(s) - if still available. Please note: if your requested number is not availableI (or if you do not request any specific number) ...I will issue you the lowest available at the time.

Due to the busy spell in the run up to Christmas, I may not be able to correspond regarding the numbers available so please clearly indicate your preferences in order of priority when checking out. Thanks!

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Please be patient for delivery as I expect to have a large volume of sales, and will need to send out orders in bulk rather than separately. Thanks for your patience.



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