Patrick King Woollen Company

Nova Scotia Medium Merino Wool Back Pack

Nova Scotia Medium Merino Wool Back Pack

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Nova Scotia
The Atlantic province of Nova Scotia, New Scotland, was first mentioned in 1621 on a land charter. This is the oldest Provincial tartan in Canada and was designed in 1953, almost by accident. Mrs. Bessie Murray was President of the Halifax Weavers’ Guild and designed a trade display on sheep rearing. In it, a shepherd wore a tartan. To avoid showing favouritism, she created a completely new one that proved so popular that in 1963 it was adopted as the official provincial tartan. The colours represent the blue of the sea and sky; the dark and light greens of the evergreens and deciduous trees; the white of the rocks and coastline surf; the red from the lion rampant on the Province’s crest, and the gold of Nova Scotia’s Royal Charter of 1621 and the subsequent Grant of Arms in 1625.


merino wool body - #5 nylon zipper- Antique nickel hardware - Cotton Twill Lining 

Size 25cmx10cmx31cm

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Dimensions

12″ wide and at least 56″ long, with a 3″ fringe

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Classic Tartan Designs

Tartan is a classic addition with timeless qualities. We use both Lambswool and Merino wool in producing our products to give you that luxurious feel. Patrick King Woollen Company is a member of the Scottish Tartan Authority, and all of our tartans are registered with The Scottish Tartan Registry.

  • Responsible Wool Standard

    The Responsible Wool Standard is a voluntary standard that addresses the welfare of sheep and the land they graze on. We ensure that our wool comes from farms that have a progressive approach to managing their land, practice holistic respect for animal welfare of the sheep.

  • Woven In Tradition

    We manufacture and design custom tartans for corporate, hotel chains, tourist locations and retail shops. From weddings to special events, we incorporate clan and corporate colours and significant dates to create a customized product for everyone to enjoy.