Madam Butterfly Tartan Gift Wrap

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Designer Wrapping Paper

  • Size - 61cm x 158cm
  • 140gsm luxury paper
  • Satin gloss finish
  • Emblazoned with my exclusive design
  • Crisp & vibrant, lasting print
  • Custom printed, with detailed thread-count
  • Hand cut to size
  • Rolled into a sturdy tube
  • Ships in 1-2 days
  • Tracked Delivery - £5.99


Handmade in the UK
Inspired & designed in Scotland

Every order supporting a Scottish business!


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Designer wrapping paper exclusive to the Tartan Artisan ®. Featuring the tartan... Puccini's Madama Butterfly, created in 2012 commemorating Giacomo Puccini's heart-breaking opera Madama Butterfly.

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This elegant, custom printed wrapping paper is made from thick 140gsm luxurious paper. Handmade and finished with a satin gloss the paper showcases my tartan to perfection. Printed in the highest quality with fine details, colours and stitches beautifully reproduced.

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Also available in a larger kilt sett size, on the square

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Tartan wrapping paper can also be a gift in itself. Perfect to use for so many occasions …and you won’t find this in the shops, or on the High Street! Gifts will look neat and tidy, without any creases. Finished with a slight grainy finish providing a wholesome, handmade look.

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As the paper is glossy, sticky tape can be removed relatively easily so the gift wrap can be kept even after the present is opened.


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On a side note… Get in touch if you’re interested in acquiring a kilt in the Madam Butterfly tartan. I need 15 kilt pre-orders to make a cloth run viable! Taking notes of interest NOW!

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MADE FROM DURABLE PAPER…
Each roll of custom gift wrap is printed and cut by hand by my expert print partner. Made from, high-quality 140gsm paper, which is very easy to wrap. Because of its thickness and quality, it will not rip or tear when wrapping with it, like many other flimsy generic wrapping papers.

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CARE INSTRUCTIONS…
Although your print wrapping paper is made from strong paper, my manufacturer still recommends treating it with care to ensure that it does not rip.

 

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REGISTRATION DETAILS
…at the Scottish Register of Tartans

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Registered 18th April 2013

Registered Name: Puccini's Madama Butterfly
Reference: 10814
Designer: Steven Patrick Sim
Tartan date: 05/06/2012
Category: Fashion

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Registration notes:

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The tartan commemorates Giacomo Puccini's heart-breaking opera Madama Butterfly. Designed with Japanese inspired geometry, it applauds the opera, a doomed love story set in a Japanese villa by Nagasaki at the turn of the century.

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The tartan acknowledges over 100 years of performances, portraying the tragic tale of Cio-Cio-San (Butterfly), a beautiful young Geisha bride who commits suicide after betrayal and abandonment by her husband a US naval lieutenant temporarily stationed in Japan.

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Released in 1907, the opera has been associated with the famous Scottish merchant Sir Thomas Blake Glover. Born in Fraserburgh, Glover was a key figure in the industrialisation and modernisation of Japan, and his common law marital relationship with the Japanese woman Awajiya Tsuru is said to have been the inspiration for Madama Butterfly.

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Written by US author John Luther Long the story was later adapted as Puccini's famous opera.

Glover eventually became the most famous foreigner in Japan, known as the Scottish Samurai, and died in Tokyo 13th December 1911 age 73.

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Puccini's statue can be found in Nagasaki's Glover Garden along with that of Japan's most famous opera singer Tamaki Miura who won international acclaim for her performances as Madama Butterfly.

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The colours and geometry represent both the Geisha and the Japanese Cherry Blossom:

Black, White and Red together represent the traditional colours of the Geisha; black for the hair, white for the powdered skin, red for the painted lips, (the solid blood red pivot importantly symbolising Butterfly's suicidal death strike).

The two pinks with the khaki green portray the withering cherry blossom. In Japanese culture the transient nature of cherry blossom is richly symbolic being associated with mortality.

The tartan's theme of doomed love is further represented by Black a funereal colour, yet this is equally balanced with pure White, a colour in Japan known to represent joyful life events.

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Significantly the tartan recalls a historical industrial relationship between Scotland and Japan.

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Visit the Register HERE


 

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Inspired and Designed in Scotland

 

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UK IPO Registered Design No. 6104317