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Bernat Klein

Yarn sample, pale pink and white space-dyed mohair

Bernat Klein at National Museums Scotland

Textile designer and artist Bernat Klein put Scottish fashion on the map during the 1960s. Discover his colourful mohairs and tweeds, inspired by the landscape around his Scottish Borders studio.

SCANDIA TAPESTRY, 1971. Woven by Edinburgh Tapestry Company, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh.

Bernat Klein at National Museums Scotland

Textile designer and artist Bernat Klein put Scottish fashion on the map during the 1960s. Discover his colourful mohairs and tweeds, inspired by the landscape around his Scottish Borders studio.

WOOL TWEED SAMPLE, 1960-1970. Brushed mohair, multiply wool and wool slub, and polyester and wool yarns, in light and dark green, orange, pink, red and purple.

Bernat Klein at National Museums Scotland

Textile designer and artist Bernat Klein put Scottish fashion on the map during the 1960s. Discover his colourful mohairs and tweeds, inspired by the landscape around his Scottish Borders studio.

PERSONAL COLOUR GUIDE FOR LIGHT BLUE EYES, 1965. Based on your eye colour, Klein's Colour Guides helped you choose the shades which suited you best.

Bernat Klein at National Museums Scotland

Textile designer and artist Bernat Klein put Scottish fashion on the map during the 1960s. Discover his colourful mohairs and tweeds, inspired by the landscape around his Scottish Borders studio.

MATADOR WOOL TWEED SAMPLE, 1964. Double cloth hopsack fabric, woven in multiply wool slub yarns, and wool and polyester yarns, in pink, purple, orange and red.

Bernat Klein at National Museums Scotland

Textile designer and artist Bernat Klein put Scottish fashion on the map during the 1960s. Discover his colourful mohairs and tweeds, inspired by the landscape around his Scottish Borders studio.

KNITTING PATTERN FOR MOHAIR YARN, 1960s. Bernat Klein wanted to create textiles for the average customer. In 1963 he launched a coordinated range of knitting wool, patterns and matching skirt lengths to allow people to achieve the ‘Bernat Klein look’ at home.

Bernat Klein at National Museums Scotland

Textile designer and artist Bernat Klein put Scottish fashion on the map during the 1960s. Discover his colourful mohairs and tweeds, inspired by the landscape around his Scottish Borders studio.

Yarn sample, blue and green space-dyed mohair

Bernat Klein at National Museums Scotland

Textile designer and artist Bernat Klein put Scottish fashion on the map during the 1960s. Discover his colourful mohairs and tweeds, inspired by the landscape around his Scottish Borders studio.

Yarn sample, blue and green space-dyed mohair

Bernat Klein at National Museums Scotland

Textile designer and artist Bernat Klein put Scottish fashion on the map during the 1960s. Discover his colourful mohairs and tweeds, inspired by the landscape around his Scottish Borders studio.

Yarn sample, green space-dyed mohair

Bernat Klein at National Museums Scotland

Textile designer and artist Bernat Klein put Scottish fashion on the map during the 1960s. Discover his colourful mohairs and tweeds, inspired by the landscape around his Scottish Borders studio.

FESTIVAL WOOL TWEED SAMPLE, 1967. Double cloth twill fabric, woven in multiply wool slub yarns, and polyester and worsted yarns, in purple, grey, yellow, green, blue, orange, pink and brown.

Bernat Klein at National Museums Scotland

Textile designer and artist Bernat Klein put Scottish fashion on the map during the 1960s. Discover his colourful mohairs and tweeds, inspired by the landscape around his Scottish Borders studio.

MAPLE WOOL SAMPLE, 1961. Double cloth houndstooth fabric, woven in multiply wool slub and space-dyed brushed mohair and worsted and polyester, in yellow, pink, orange and light and dark brown.

Bernat Klein at National Museums Scotland

Textile designer and artist Bernat Klein put Scottish fashion on the map during the 1960s. Discover his colourful mohairs and tweeds, inspired by the landscape around his Scottish Borders studio.

COLOUR BOARD, 1960-1980. Designed and used by Bernat Klein in his textile design business, hard board with black cardboard front with 140 oval holes for arranging yarn samples.

Bernat Klein at National Museums Scotland

Textile designer and artist Bernat Klein put Scottish fashion on the map during the 1960s. Discover his colourful mohairs and tweeds, inspired by the landscape around his Scottish Borders studio.

HIGHLAND POOL TAPESTRY, 1971. Cotton warp and wool tapestry.

Bernat Klein at National Museums Scotland

Textile designer and artist Bernat Klein put Scottish fashion on the map during the 1960s. Discover his colourful mohairs and tweeds, inspired by the landscape around his Scottish Borders studio.

VENICE MOHAIR TWEED SAMPLE, 1965. Double cloth herringbone fabric, woven in brushed space-dyed mohair, multiply wool and multiply wool slub yarns, and polyester and wool yarns, in light and dark green, orange, light and dark blue, red and pink.

Bernat Klein at National Museums Scotland

Textile designer and artist Bernat Klein put Scottish fashion on the map during the 1960s. Discover his colourful mohairs and tweeds, inspired by the landscape around his Scottish Borders studio.

Yarn sample, pale pink, blue and purple space-dyed mohair

Bernat Klein at National Museums Scotland

Textile designer and artist Bernat Klein put Scottish fashion on the map during the 1960s. Discover his colourful mohairs and tweeds, inspired by the landscape around his Scottish Borders studio.

SHIRAZ MOHAIR TWEED SAMPLE, 1964. Double cloth houndstooth fabric, woven in brushed mohair and multiply wool slub yarns, and wool and polyester yarns, in dark blue, purple, orange, pink and red.

Bernat Klein at National Museums Scotland

Textile designer and artist Bernat Klein put Scottish fashion on the map during the 1960s. Discover his colourful mohairs and tweeds, inspired by the landscape around his Scottish Borders studio.

Woman's shirt-waist dress in polyester, printed with a design in shades of turquoise. Scottish, Galashiels, designed and made by Bernat Klein, mid 1970s.

Woman's shirt-waist dress in polyester, printed with a design in shades of turquoise. Scottish, Galashiels, designed and made by Bernat Klein, mid 1970s.

BEATRICE MOHAIR TWEED SAMPLE, 1960-1970. Double cloth twill fabric, woven in brushed space-dyed mohair and brushed mohair yarns, and worsted yarns, in red, pink, purple, orange, black and brown.

Bernat Klein at National Museums Scotland

Textile designer and artist Bernat Klein put Scottish fashion on the map during the 1960s. Discover his colourful mohairs and tweeds, inspired by the landscape around his Scottish Borders studio.

AURORA WOOL TWEED SAMPLE, 1964. Twill fabric, woven in multiply wool slub and multiply wool yarns, and polyester and wool yarns, in light and dark blue, orange, red, pink, purple and green.

Bernat Klein at National Museums Scotland

Textile designer and artist Bernat Klein put Scottish fashion on the map during the 1960s. Discover his colourful mohairs and tweeds, inspired by the landscape around his Scottish Borders studio.

BRAZIL HOUNDSTOOTH SAMPLE, 1963. Double cloth houndstooth fabric, woven in gimped wool and space-dyed brushed mohair yarns, and polyester and wool yarns, in light and dark pink, green, orange and yellow.

Bernat Klein at National Museums Scotland

Textile designer and artist Bernat Klein put Scottish fashion on the map during the 1960s. Discover his colourful mohairs and tweeds, inspired by the landscape around his Scottish Borders studio.

TREFOIL VELVET TWEED SAMPLE, 1965. Double cloth hopsack fabric, woven in space-dyed brushed mohair, gimped wool, velour ribbon and polyester yarns, in pink, orange, yellow, light brown and green.

Bernat Klein at National Museums Scotland

Textile designer and artist Bernat Klein put Scottish fashion on the map during the 1960s. Discover his colourful mohairs and tweeds, inspired by the landscape around his Scottish Borders studio.

MAPLE WOOL SAMPLE, 1961. Double cloth houndstooth fabric, woven in multiply wool slub and space-dyed brushed mohair and worsted and polyester, in yellow, pink, orange and light and dark brown.

Bernat Klein at National Museums Scotland

Textile designer and artist Bernat Klein put Scottish fashion on the map during the 1960s. Discover his colourful mohairs and tweeds, inspired by the landscape around his Scottish Borders studio.

Woman's sleeveless dress in knitted polyester printed with mottled design using shades of orange and yellow, low scooped neckline front and back, centre back fastening, loose A-line shape extending to floor length, unlined. British, garment design possibly by Janet Medd or Eric Sporrong, for Bernat Klein Design, 1975-76.

Woman's sleeveless dress in knitted polyester printed with mottled design using shades of orange and yellow, low scooped neckline front and back, centre back fastening, loose A-line shape extending to floor length, unlined. British, garment design possibly by Janet Medd or Eric Sporrong, for Bernat Klein Design, 1975-76.

Yarn sample, pink and orange space-dyed mohair

Bernat Klein at National Museums Scotland

Textile designer and artist Bernat Klein put Scottish fashion on the map during the 1960s. Discover his colourful mohairs and tweeds, inspired by the landscape around his Scottish Borders studio.

SEDGE MOHAIR TWEED SAMPLE, 1964. Double cloth houndstooth fabric, woven in looped brushed mohair, wool, wool knop and polyester yarns, in yellow, black, green, brown and grey.

Bernat Klein at National Museums Scotland

Textile designer and artist Bernat Klein put Scottish fashion on the map during the 1960s. Discover his colourful mohairs and tweeds, inspired by the landscape around his Scottish Borders studio.

HOLLY MOHAIR TWEED SAMPLE, 1960. Double cloth twill fabric, woven in space-dyed brushed mohair and wool yarns, and wool and polyester yarns, in orange, pink, purple, brown, grey and black.

Bernat Klein at National Museums Scotland

Textile designer and artist Bernat Klein put Scottish fashion on the map during the 1960s. Discover his colourful mohairs and tweeds, inspired by the landscape around his Scottish Borders studio.

Yarn sample, orange, brown-green, red and pink space-dyed mohair

Bernat Klein at National Museums Scotland

Textile designer and artist Bernat Klein put Scottish fashion on the map during the 1960s. Discover his colourful mohairs and tweeds, inspired by the landscape around his Scottish Borders studio.

Yarn sample, yellow, cream and green space-dyed mohair

Bernat Klein at National Museums Scotland

Textile designer and artist Bernat Klein put Scottish fashion on the map during the 1960s. Discover his colourful mohairs and tweeds, inspired by the landscape around his Scottish Borders studio.

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Tartan Treasures

Woman's high-waisted dress of silk, with a lace-trimmed bodice and a band of white satin on the skirt, supposed to have been worn by Mrs Macpherson of Cluny: Scottish, 1832.

1830s tartan dress

Dramatic highland landscapes, heroic histories, tartan and bagpipes are among the defining images of Scotland for many people around the world today. This exhibition considered the origins of these ideas and explored how they were used to represent Scotland around the world.

Dark green and blue tartan suit trimmed with dark green satin, part of the uniform of a member of the Royal Company of Archers: British, c. 1820.

Tartan suit

Dramatic highland landscapes, heroic histories, tartan and bagpipes are among the defining images of Scotland for many people around the world today. This exhibition considered the origins of these ideas and explored how they were used to represent Scotland around the world.

Early hard tartan suit

Dramatic highland landscapes, heroic histories, tartan and bagpipes are among the defining images of Scotland for many people around the world today. This exhibition considered the origins of these ideas and explored how they were used to represent Scotland around the world.

Tartan suit owned by William Blackhall of Blackfaulds, and made for King George IV's visit to Edinburgh in 1822.

Tartan suit

Dramatic highland landscapes, heroic histories, tartan and bagpipes are among the defining images of Scotland for many people around the world today. This exhibition considered the origins of these ideas and explored how they were used to represent Scotland around the world.

Jacket, man's

Kilt

Every object in our collection has a story to tell. Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.

Short tartan frock coat with velvet collar and cuffs and lined in wool twill and linen, supposedly belonged to Bonnie Prince Charlie: mid 18th century.

Kilt

Every object in our collection has a story to tell. Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.

Miniature painting entitled Laird Singhs his Tartan's Praises, fifth of a series of six, charting the life of his Lordship Sirdar Iqbal Singh, Laird of Lesmahagow, poster paint, gouache and gold dust on mountboard: England, Cheshire, Prenton, by The Singh Twins, 2000.

Kilt

Every object in our collection has a story to tell. Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.

Plaid made from two widths of tartan and tartan sujit, acquired by Sir John Hynde Cotton when he visited Scotland in 1744.

Kilt

Every object in our collection has a story to tell. Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.

Man's woollen kilt suit in Bruce of Kinnaird tartan manufactured by Lochcarron of Scotland, Galashiels, part of the Anglomania collection designed by Vivienne Westwood, London, autumn/winter 1993/1994.

Kilt

Every object in our collection has a story to tell. Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.

Woman's cloak with a cape, armholes, belt and standing collar, made of hard woollen cloth, woven with the Buchanan tartan: Scottish, about 1800 - 1820.

Kilt

Every object in our collection has a story to tell. Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.

Tartan suit originally made and worn for George IV's visit to Scotland in 1822 and taken to Australia by Donald Munro Ross when he emigrated in 1864, Scotland, early 19h century.

Kilt

Every object in our collection has a story to tell. Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.

Skirt, part of a woman's dress of wool tartan trimmed with dark green velvet: British, c. 1885

Dress, woman's / skirt

Every object in our collection has a story to tell. Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.

Tartan coat from a Royal Company of Archers uniform, of hard twill weave wool with wooden buttons, silk fringing and linen lining: c. 1750

Coat, uniform

Every object in our collection has a story to tell. Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.

Jacket of a man's tartan suit with gilt metal buttons, cut on the cross in a Royal Stuart variant: Scottish, c. 1830

Suit, man's / jacket

Every object in our collection has a story to tell. Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.

Tartan coat resembling that of a Royal Company of Archers uniform, mid to late 18th century

Coat, uniform

Every object in our collection has a story to tell. Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.

Man's tartan jacket: British, possibly Edinburgh, 1822

Jacket, man's

Every object in our collection has a story to tell. Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.

Painting of the Laird of Grant's piper, William Cumming, who is depicted with a uniform of livery, tartan, the bratach or heraldic banner and with the chieftain's head house of Castle Grant in the background, oil on canvas, by Richard Waitt, 1714

Painting

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Coloured print of a set of Highland bagpipes mounted with silver and ivory and having tartan ribbons and tassels

Photograph

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Whole plate heavily tinted tintype, depicting a seated child wearing a lace dress with a tartan sash, mounted, by an unknown photographer, 1870s - 1890s

Tintype

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Carte-de-visite depicting lady in tartan dress, by H. Gordon, Aberdeen

Carte-de-visite

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Omnibot 2000 Robot with original box and instruction manual, accessories include carrying tray, 2 remote controls, leather carrying case for remote control, and a costume consisting of a Tartan hat, tartan scarf and a set of fake bagpipes, made by Tomy, Japan, 1984 - 1988

Robot

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Woman's jacket, part of an ensemble with skirt K.2005.70.2, of red, grey, yellow and black polyester tartan fabric produced from a digital photograph of tartan and kilts, woven using a computer controlled Jaquard loom: fabric by Aeffe, Italy, jacket designed by Jean Paul Gaultier, Autumn/Winter 2004 - 2005

Jacket

Every object in our collection has a story to tell. Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.

Boy's kilt of red, green and white woollen tartan having buttons at the waist, tape belt loops at the back and a half lining, part of a boy's Highland dress outfit worn by Alexander Allen, Ayrshire: Scottish, c. 1910 - 1915

Kilt

Every object in our collection has a story to tell. Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.

Kilt from a boy's kilt suit, of blue tartan silk which may be French: British, c. 1860 - 1870

Kilt

Every object in our collection has a story to tell. Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.

Woman's top or blouse, part of an ensemble with A.1994.1036 B & C, in fine woven wool of Farquharson tartan, chequered with crossing stripes of dark green, dark blue, narrow red and narrow yellow, high neckline with short standing collar and centre back fastening, full-length sleeves, cuffs fastening with four buttons, belonged to Frances Strickland Lovell Oldham, also known as Frances Farquharson of Invercauld: Scottish, c. 1950s

Outfit, evening / top

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Woman's ball dress with a leaf green lace bodice, turquoise blue sash and bow, and tartan silk skirt: English, London, by Hardy Amies, 1989

Dress, woman's ball

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Jacket of green and blue tartan with red lapels, part of a man's mess outfit: English, London, by Tommy Nutter, 1989

Mess outfit, man's / jacket

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Woman's high-waisted dress of silk, with a lace-trimmed bodice and a band of white satin on the skirt, supposed to have been worn by Mrs Macpherson of Cluny: Scottish, 1832.

1830s tartan dress

Dramatic highland landscapes, heroic histories, tartan and bagpipes are among the defining images of Scotland for many people around the world today. This exhibition considered the origins of these ideas and explored how they were used to represent Scotland around the world.

Dark green and blue tartan suit trimmed with dark green satin, part of the uniform of a member of the Royal Company of Archers: British, c. 1820.

Tartan suit

Dramatic highland landscapes, heroic histories, tartan and bagpipes are among the defining images of Scotland for many people around the world today. This exhibition considered the origins of these ideas and explored how they were used to represent Scotland around the world.

Early hard tartan suit

Dramatic highland landscapes, heroic histories, tartan and bagpipes are among the defining images of Scotland for many people around the world today. This exhibition considered the origins of these ideas and explored how they were used to represent Scotland around the world.

Tartan suit owned by William Blackhall of Blackfaulds, and made for King George IV's visit to Edinburgh in 1822.

Tartan suit

Dramatic highland landscapes, heroic histories, tartan and bagpipes are among the defining images of Scotland for many people around the world today. This exhibition considered the origins of these ideas and explored how they were used to represent Scotland around the world.

Jacket, man's

Kilt

Every object in our collection has a story to tell. Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.

Short tartan frock coat with velvet collar and cuffs and lined in wool twill and linen, supposedly belonged to Bonnie Prince Charlie: mid 18th century.

Kilt

Every object in our collection has a story to tell. Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.

Miniature painting entitled Laird Singhs his Tartan's Praises, fifth of a series of six, charting the life of his Lordship Sirdar Iqbal Singh, Laird of Lesmahagow, poster paint, gouache and gold dust on mountboard: England, Cheshire, Prenton, by The Singh Twins, 2000.

Kilt

Every object in our collection has a story to tell. Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.

Plaid made from two widths of tartan and tartan sujit, acquired by Sir John Hynde Cotton when he visited Scotland in 1744.

Kilt

Every object in our collection has a story to tell. Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.

Man's woollen kilt suit in Bruce of Kinnaird tartan manufactured by Lochcarron of Scotland, Galashiels, part of the Anglomania collection designed by Vivienne Westwood, London, autumn/winter 1993/1994.

Kilt

Every object in our collection has a story to tell. Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.

Woman's cloak with a cape, armholes, belt and standing collar, made of hard woollen cloth, woven with the Buchanan tartan: Scottish, about 1800 - 1820.

Kilt

Every object in our collection has a story to tell. Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.

Tartan suit originally made and worn for George IV's visit to Scotland in 1822 and taken to Australia by Donald Munro Ross when he emigrated in 1864, Scotland, early 19h century.

Kilt

Every object in our collection has a story to tell. Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.

Skirt, part of a woman's dress of wool tartan trimmed with dark green velvet: British, c. 1885

Dress, woman's / skirt

Every object in our collection has a story to tell. Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.

Tartan coat from a Royal Company of Archers uniform, of hard twill weave wool with wooden buttons, silk fringing and linen lining: c. 1750

Coat, uniform

Every object in our collection has a story to tell. Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.

Jacket of a man's tartan suit with gilt metal buttons, cut on the cross in a Royal Stuart variant: Scottish, c. 1830

Suit, man's / jacket

Every object in our collection has a story to tell. Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.

Tartan coat resembling that of a Royal Company of Archers uniform, mid to late 18th century

Coat, uniform

Every object in our collection has a story to tell. Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.

Man's tartan jacket: British, possibly Edinburgh, 1822

Jacket, man's

Every object in our collection has a story to tell. Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.