The Great Lakes State

"Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice" (If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you)

State of Michigan

State Birthday
January 26, 1837

Designed by Kati R. Meek, a weaver in Michigan, USA, the colours are inspired by the Michigan landscape . The tartan was originally recorded as "Michigan Up North" and adopted as official "State of Michigan" tartan in 2010. The colours represented by blue green for the Great Lakes and many inland lakes; deep green for Michigan's forests, rolling hills and meadows; tan for the sand dunes, Petoskey stones and roads for the model T; white for snow, fruit blossoms, lake ice and summer clouds; and deep red for the autumn maples, cherries, apples and red-top grass.