The Cornish Tartan is a unique and colorful tartan associated with the people of Cornwall, a historic county located in the southwestern tip of England. In 1984, the Cornish Tartan underwent a transformation to provide a more subtle option to the bold and bright Cornish National Tartan, which was originally designed by E.E. Morton-Nance. Cornovi Creations of Cornwall spearheaded the promotion of the new design. The Cornish Tartan's original designer recognized that tartan was a shared heritage of all Celts, not just exclusive to the Scots. The tartan's design incorporates the colors of the Cornish flag, which features a white cross on a black background with gold lions in each quarter. Cornwall has a rich history and culture that dates back thousands of years, with evidence of human habitation dating back to the Neolithic era. The area was inhabited by the Celtic Cornish people who spoke the Cornish language, which is still spoken by a small number of people today.
Cornwall was a thriving mining and fishing community, with tin and copper mining being the most important industries for centuries. The Cornish Tartan was first created in the 1960s by a local weaver named Alec Walker. The tartan was designed to celebrate the unique cultural heritage of Cornwall and to promote Cornish identity. The tartan features the colors of the Cornish flag, along with shades of green and blue to represent the county's natural beauty. Today, the Cornish Tartan is a popular symbol of Cornish identity and heritage, and it is worn by Cornish people and enthusiasts around the world. It is often used for kilts, ties, scarves, and other accessories, and it is also used for Cornish-themed home decor and gifts. The tartan represents the strong cultural heritage of Cornwall and its people and serves as a symbol of pride for all those who call Cornwall their home.