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Artist Rank in Society


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Hello All,

This is regarding the recent thread of the artist’s place in society
[the corporate world]

My husband has expressed interest in a kilt made of our Tartan. While
researching I came across this snippet of

"Originally, the Scottish Tartan was a distinction of rank or
position. It was not identified by weave but by the number of colours
in the weave.

If only one colour was used it depicted a servant, two, a farmer
rank, three, an officer rank, five, a chieftain, six for a poet, and
seven for a Chief."

I found it interesting that the poet [who I consider to be the
"artist"] is ranked just under the Chief.

Orchid Rules!..Karla in not so sunny So. California