AP: Minneapolis, MN
If Steven Posch has his way, the witches of the world will soon have their own official tartan.
“Hopefully, it will be a done deal by next Samhain [Halloween],” he says.
“The process is surprisingly straightforward,” he adds. “You submit your pattern to the Scottish Registry of Tartans. If it's not already on file, you send them a swatch, pay the fee, and—yan, tan, tethera [one, two, three]—it's official.”
Is the Witch tartan an ancient pattern?
“The Dobunni [the ancient British tribe which, according to some, are ancestral to the witches of today] must have had their own traditional plaids,” says Posch, “but those have all, alas, been lost to the mists of time. This Witch tartan will be a new one, designed by a select Midwest artist.