(in French known as Carreaux Vichy, from the town of Vichy in France) in all colors and sizes, block checks, diagonal checks, checks contrasted with stripes. Colors mixed in warp and weft. Popular are also the
from India (Bangalore region) for the summer, as well as the ‘
Scottish Clan’ checks
, merely for winter: woven and printed fabrics with
patterns. Often used for casual dress shirts and blouses.
Flannel Plaid Checked
shirts for winter. Tartan (Scottish Clan) is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours. Tartans originated in woven wool, but now they are made in cotton. Tartan is particularly associated with Scotland. Scottish kilts almost always have tartan patterns. Tartan is often called plaid in North America, but in Scotland, a plaid is a tartan cloth slung over the shoulder as a kilt accessory, or a plain ordinary blanket such as one would have on a bed.