Home » Featured » Tartans and all things polar

Tartans and all things polar

Recent Comments

Eugene Els (SANAE11) on And away we go

Categories

Did you know that Antarctica, as well as the Arctic, have their own tartans? Information in these tartans is available on the Scottish Register of Tartans. While both polar tartans include various shades of blue and, of course, white, the Antarctic version includes some yellow and the Southern Cross. The Arctic version, inspired by the Antarctic tartan and authorized by the World Wildlife Fund for nature, has similar shadings but instead of yellow includes green. Together the two tartans represent ‘poles apart’ but also ‘poles together’ in what the two regions symbolise and the conservation issues found at each.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: