Virginia International Tattoo Hixon Tartan
For hundreds of years, woolen garments in the Scottish Highlands have had distinctive crisscrossing bands of dull colors made from vegetable dyes. As synthetic dyes became more vibrant, the specific patterns, known as “Tartans,” became associated with certain various Scottish clans. Every year new tartans are created to recognize surnames, events, and organizations.
The Hixon Tartan is the inspiration of Virginia Arts Festival Board Chairman, Jim Hixon. The Tartan was designed in Scotland by Alastair Dunn, award winning bagpiper and Pipe-Sargeant of nine-time World Champions Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band. The fabric was loomed by R.G. Hardie & Company, Ltd in Glasgow, Scotland.
The Hixon Tartan for purchase:
Various garments and items made of the Hixon Tartan are available for purchase on site before each performance of the Virginia International Tattoo. Learn more about the Tattoo.
The colors of the Virginia International Tattoo Hixon Tartan, steeped in tradition and bound to its roots perfectly demonstrate the rich heritage the Tattoo celebrates and the great state in which it resides.