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UNOFFICIAL TARTANS OF THE UNITED STATES

If your home state does not yet have an official tartan, you may be interested in alternative tartans such as tartans in the process of official recognition, unofficial tribute tartans, or commercially available tartans for various states.   This page is provided as a courtesy to those searching for state tartans and is not meant to endorse any particular tartan or vendor.

For more information, click the tartan image for a reference to a registration, catalogue entry, commercial shop, or article about these unofficial designs. 

 

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UNOFFICIAL UNITED STATES TARTANS

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Kansas

January 29, 1861

The Sunflower State

"Ad astra per aspera" (To the stars through difficulties)

Nebraska

March 1, 1867

The Cornhusker State

"Equality before the law"

tbd

This proposed tartan takes as inspiration the colors and geometry of the state flag.

Maryland

April 28, 1788

The Old Line State

"Fatti maschii, parole femine" (Manly deeds, womanly words)

State Seal of Wyoming

Wyoming

July 10, 1890

The Equality or Cowboy State

"Equal Rights"

New York

July 26, 1788

The Empire State

"Excelsior" (Ever upward)

North Dakota

November 2, 1889

The Peace Garden State

"Liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable"

Black Hills

Though South Dakota does not yet have an official tartan, it does have a regional tribute tartan. Designed by the Reverend John Pahls and woven by Kirkbright & Fraser of Vancouver. Commissioned by the Rev Thomas and Elizabeth Campbell for the Black Hills Highland Games held in Sturgis, South Dakota.

South Dakota

November 2, 1889

Mount Rushmore State

"Under God the people rule"

Montana

November 8, 1889

The Treasure State

"Oro y plata" (Gold and silver)