Checkered/Plaid

Checkered, also known by others as plaid or tartan, is a pattern type that consists of horizontal and vertical bands in different colors that are placed crisscrossed against one another. It is highly associated with the national clothing of Scotland known as kilts. The pre-dyed threads are woven at right angles from another, resulting in diagonal lines in different colors that intersect with one another. Since these threads cross with one another, they form new blended colors that may seem different from the original colors of the thread. During the Victorian era, this type of pattern is only used for men’s clothing. Today, it has become an essential element of women’s fashion, usually seen in long sleeve blouses and skirts.

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