Crozier Tartan

Tartan was a highland dress until outlawed after 1745, and revived as a variety of antiquarianism in the 19th century, with Edinburgh outfitters inventing tartans for lowland clans that had never historically worn any.

Where, I am  living among indigenous Americans, the Pendleton mills out of Oregan, USA, produce a non tartan style of wool fabric, which would clash with a tartan, so considering plain black wool for the kilt if worn with a Pendleton vest. Family banish from both kingdoms at the time of The Union. We did not exactly want to leave Scotland. It is felt that it is important for a clan group to identify itself, in clan groupings of highlanders with a tartan.  As with allied clans of Armstrong and Elliot this gives the Crozier, a welcome option. Besides many of the border clan people because of The Union, moved off the borderlands and are living in today’s highlands or living with highlanders in the former Ulster Plantation, or former English Plantations around the world. MSE  9/16/2016


The Scottish Register of Tartans for “Crozier/Crosser” 01/01/1983
National Records of Scotland, H.M. General Register House, Scottish Tartans Authority STA ref:1779


crozier tartan

Dark and Light of STA/STWR  Crozier-Crosser Clan/Family Tartan;


STA STWR dark light Crozier-Crosser Tartan

Crosser Crozier Famiily Tartan World Register WR1779

Armstrong & Ellot (Elliot) Tartans;



Both Armstrong, and Ellot would use the forename Ninian. The St Ninian tartan above is similar to the Armstrong tartan.

Clan Crozier New Zealand NZ link;

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Blue from the Armstrong and Elliot tartans, and the flag of Scotland and Nova Scotia (New Scotland).


The brass gold of the harp Ireland, and the Cross of  Saint Andrews a top of the Crest of Barbados.


There are Scottish families from the English-Scottish Civil War still, a lot in Saint Andrews (Anglican) Parish (distritric) of Barbados.


The tartans of the Armstrong and Ellot, have the jet black of the flag of South Africa.

Clan Crozier (crosier, croser, etc.) is one of the border reiving clans of Scotland, along with the Armstrongs, Elliots, and Nixons.

Crozier Stats

New Zealand is at the top of the Crozier stats, having the greatest frequency of Crozier.

At least New Zealand has lighten the colors (colours) on the Scottish registered tartan where I feel they appear better, showing the blue which most border tartans have, including the Armstrong and Ellot. It also has an Armstrong green, with an Ellot red.

Good choice New Zealand we all need to lighten and increase the hue intensity.


Proper tartan colours (colors), are Armstrong/Irish green,  Armstrong/Ellot/Scotland-Australia-New Zealand-Novia Scotia flags-azure lapis blue, Armstrong/Ellot/English especially Canada maple leaf flag red. The brass gold of the harp Ireland, and the Cross of  Saint Andrews a top of the Crest of Barbados, and the black, of the allied clans Armstrong and Ellot; the  jet black of the flag of South Africa, and with the white of the flags of Canada, Scotland, England, USA, and New Zealand

Out of Australia & New Zealand; pin stripe red, on azure/lapis blue of Armstrong/Elliot tartans, Armstrong green, Scotland’s white, and Ireland’s gold.

They are as far as I can tell the same, but the

Crozier-Crosser STA-STWR ref: 1779 Reg of Tartans


register one appears darker.


If Scotland can not produce, I’m sure New Zealand can.

MSE 2/21/2016
Lighter Crozier Clan colours (colors) used by a couple of companies, which are felt like New Zealand,, which shows standard high hue lighter colours (colors), allied to the Armstrong, and Ellot, with border blue, is being used by these companies.
House of Tartan wool Crosser Crozier
cotton Clan Crozier Crosser
Indigo blue die has been around Europe, since the Greek-Roman period.  So the Scots have always have a good blue which the Armstrong-Ellot used in their tartans.

Border Blue also with green tartans.

Though red, where very little is used on the Armstrong/Ellot (Elliot) tartans with more red is now used for the Crozier tartan. Cochineal red was introduced by the Aztecs of the Americas.
Indigo dye (blue) and cochineal dye (red)were the traditional standards in dies for the Navajo in the nineteenth century;
Navajo pattern indigo & cochinealNavajo Art postage stamp cochineal
The Crozier the people of the the cross, can see the Navajo with their loom, can even place crosses in their design. May be difficult for the Scot’s loom.

MSE 2/22/2016



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