This beautiful pewter brooch was designed and made in Scotland. About the Scottish thistle from scotland.gov: "The plant we know as the Scotch thistle, Onopordum acanthium, is not native. It was most likely introduced from Europe pre-16th century and has now naturalised in many areas. Chosen by Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) as the emblem for George IV's visit to Scotland in 1822, it has been accepted as a national emblem. The most likely candidate for the true Scotch thistle is the native spear thistle - Cirsium vulgare - abundant in Scotland and very similar to the depictions on early Scottish coins.
The plant has many heraldic connections and is associated with the Order of the Thistle which in the 17th century adopted the wonderful motto, Nemo me impune lacessit (nobody attacks me with impunity) no doubt in reference to the spines.
This ancient order may date to Emperor Charlemagne in the 9th century or, as some suggest, Scotland's James III (1488-1513).
Mary Queen of Scots (1542-1587) had the thistle's image incorporated into the Great Seal of Scotland, making it a national symbol for longevity." This brooch will look absolutely amazing with your fly plaid, shawl, or other garment.
100% Made in Scotland
Durable finish pewter finish
3 inches in diameter
Strong rear clasp to pin through even the thickest materials
One size fits all. Can be used for men's fly plaids or for ladies sashes
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