This is a list of tartans that have been adopted by law by their respective state legislatures as official U.S. state symbols. Not all states have an official tartan.
Tartan is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours. Tartans originated in woven wool, but now they are made in many other materials. Tartan is particularly associated with Scotland. Scottish kilts almost always have tartan patterns.
|California||2001||California State Tartan||Y8 B2 G20 S4 G20 S8 G20 S4 G20 B32 A56 B2 K8|
|Colorado||1997||Colorado State Tartan||[Y/8] R6 MB34 K40 G4 W6 Lv6 W6 [G/64]|
|Georgia||1997||The Georgia Tartan|
|Hawaii||2008||The Hawaii Tartan||A8 R4 Y4 A48 E16 GN40 Y4 R6|
|Illinois||2012||Illinois State Tartan|
|Iowa||2004||The Iowa Tartan|
|Louisiana||2001||The Louisiana Tartan|
|Massachusetts||2003||Bay State Tartan|
|New Hampshire||1995||New Hampshire State Tartan|
|North Carolina||1991||Carolina Tartan||R64 A28 K32 Y6 K6 W8 K8 R4 G56 R26 K8 R8 W4|
|Oklahoma||1999||The Oklahoma tartan was designed by Jerrel Murray and adopted by the legislature in 1999 (HCR1025, 1999).||R3 W6 B42 Y4 K16 Y4 B42 W6 R3|
|Rhode Island||2000||The Official Rhode Island Tartan|
|South Carolina||2002||Carolina Tartan||R64 A28 K32 Y6 K6 W8 K8 R4 G56 R26 K8 R8 W4|
|Texas||1989||Texas Bluebonnet Tartan||G4 R2 B16 W2 R2 W2 LB16 W2 LB16 W2 Y1|
|Utah||1996||Utah Centennial Tartan||W2 B6 R6 B4 R6 G18 R6 W4|
|Washington||1991 (designed 1988)||Washington state tartan|
|West Virginia||2008||Official Tartan of the State of West Virginia|
|Wisconsin||2008||Wisconsin Tartan||B22 R6 B4 N6 K24 HG40 Y4 K24 B22 RY6|
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