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THE Declaration Hip Flask
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the DECLARATION
Polished Stainless Steel Hip Flask

4.5oz Round Coniston Design
by the Tartan Artisan



ROUND also available in SQUARE

Declaration Tartan Round Hip Flask



Comes in a Black Presentation Box with Funnel

Packaged in black presentation box complete with funnel


The famous Declaration of Independence quote included

Comes with the full rationale behind the Commemorative Declaration tartan, printed in a small booklet (with space to write a personal message if required). The famous Freedom quote ..."for, as long as but a hundred of us remain alive..." etc is also printed on a seperate card.


Scotland's Commemorative Tartan


Scotland's Commemorative Tartan


Scotland's Commemorative Tartan
Officially ratified (with permission granted by the Scottish Government) on 1st December 2014 - The Observance of St. Andrew's Day.


Declaration Tartan Round Hip Flask

the DECLARATION
Polished Stainless Steel Hip Flask
4.5oz Round Coniston Design
by the Tartan Artisan

Manufactured from Stainless Steel to the highest quality.

Original Declaration tartan motif recessed to the front. Packaged in black presentation box complete with funnel. Made in a rounded shape from stainless steel this is perfect for out and about use. This is the ideal gift.


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KEY FEATURES

The Tartan Artisan Round Coniston Declaration Hip Flask

4.5oz (133ml) Volume

Ideal Size to carry whilst out out and about

Screw top system, ensuring no liquid can escape

Made from Stainless Steel

Funnel and Care Guide Included

Comes in a Black Presentation Box

Polished Finish

O
riginal Declaration Tartan Design 
Full rationale behind the tartan included in a small booklet)
...as well as the ancient 1320 Declaration quote printed on a seperate card


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the DECLARATION
4.5oz Round Polished Stainless Steel Hip Flask

£32

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Enquiries at steve@theTartanArtisan.co
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ROUND also available in SQUARE




The hip flask includes the famous words
(printed on a small card, as well as part of the flask design)...

Quoted from the Declaration of Arbroath 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."


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The inspiration behind the tartan:

THE DECLARATION OF SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE
Sixth day of April in the year of grace thirteen hundred & twenty

The tartan was created to commemorate the most treasured document in Scottish history, the Declaration of Arbroath, a declaration of Scottish Independence dated 6th April 1320. Written in the form of a letter to Pope John XXII on behalf of the Earls, Barons and Community of the Kingdom of Scotland. This eloquent letter, in support of King Robert the Bruce and an independent Scotland, is still regarded as a resolute and impassioned statement of a nation's claim to freedom.

The tartan celebrates Scotland's past ...present ...and in time, its future, and it acknowledges the nation's modern day democratic right to freedom of choice. The Declaration tartan was created for all Scots at home and overseas who wish to wear an iconic tartan to celebrate their Scottish heritage.


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THE RATIONALE
BEHIND THE CREATION OF THE TARTAN

Included with the hip flask



THE PAST...

13 red threads ...and 20 yellow threads ...represent the year 1320 the year the Declaration of Arbroath was sealed. The colours and geometry also portraying the Royal Standard of Scotland historically known as the Banner of King Robert the Bruce ...the King of Scots. The red pivot thus represent the courageous Lion Rampant and Scotland's ongoing fight for freedom.

7 yellow threads and 7 black threads represents the famous legend of Bruce and the Spider, an ancient tale of triumph over adversity through self belief and perseverance. “If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again".

The size of the sett (329 threads) acts as a memorial for the life and death of King Robert the Bruce 'Scotland's Hero King', who died in 1329.

The green and purple shades in the tartan (with the red stripe) represent the ancient battlefields and blood stained heather moorlands of Scotland ...the free land that the Scots of old fought for, and paid for with their lives. The green khaki shades also alluding to the Declaration of Arbroath parchment itself.

AN ANCIENT SALTIRE... The white pivot in the tartan as combined with the azure blue creates a visual representation of the ancient Scottish Saltire. The official flag of Scotland, thought to be the oldest continuously used sovereign flag in the world having been in use since 832 AD. Also known as Saint Andrew's Cross the Saltire, as represented in the tartan, also pays tribute to the ancient legend of a white cloud miraculously appearing in the shape of a cross in a bright blue sky ...which became a hopeful symbol of a bright future for Scotland.

The white and blue together are designed to accurately represent the proportions of the Saltire, the white bar being one-fifth of the width of the blue field.



THE PRESENT...


20 dark red threads ...with 14, 6 and 4 dark blue threads represent the date 2014 6th April, the date the tartan was first inspired. This date also being significant as Tartan Day in the year of Homecoming Scotland 2014.

The tartan's year of creation and registration also marks a pivotal moment in Scotland's history, the date of the Scottish Referendum on Independence 2014. The tartan acknowledges this historic moment in time ...and notes the nation's democratic right to choose independence, or remain united with the Kingdom of Great Britain. The tartan also pays tribute to the 700th anniversary year of the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314.

The dark red then acts as a present day remembrance for the thousands of Scots who died in their fight for freedom during the ancient Wars of Scottish Independence, the colour representing their shed blood.

The Declaration tartan was ratified as an official tartan, with consent given from the Scottish Government, on the 1st December 2014 ...the Observance of St. Andrew's Day.



THE FUTURE...


4 and 6 blue threads ...with 20 dark red and 20 white threads represents the future date of April 6th 2020. The tartan then contemplates Scotland's future, anticipating the forthcoming 700th anniversary of the sealing of the Declaration of Arbroath, taking place on April 6th 2020.

The seven colour Declaration tartan will thus then in time celebrate 7 centuries of Scotland's ongoing evolution towards greater freedoms and independence.

THE MYTHICAL UNICORN... The solid white square becomes the balancing point within the weave, paying tribute to the powerful & mythical Unicorn of Scotland ...our nation's national animal. Chained (as being a fierce and dangerous beast if ever freed) the heraldic unicorn represents everything that is noble, innocent, joyful and pure.

The Declaration Tartan
...Celebrating Scotland's past, present ...and future.



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The Declaration tartan is a protected patented design, IPO Registration No. 4036938



The Declaration
Full registered name:
The
Declaration Of Scottish Independence, Arbroath 1320
Ratified (with permission granted by the Scottish Government) on 1st December 2014 - The Observance of St. Andrew's Day.

by Steven Patrick Sim ...the TARTAN ARTISAN, Arbroath



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