|Two woven samples in the Society's collection,
were presented by Messrs Stewart Christie of Edinburgh. Very little
else is known about the origin of the design. The alternative sample
replaces blue with azure, but is otherwise identical. The name Christie
in Scotland is thought to derive from the Norse word 'Trusty' meaning
swordsman. (c.f. thrust). Christies are traditionally associated with
the Clan Farquharson.