A gift for a region

Created by Shona Johnstone, the Southern Lakes Tartan is a woven expression of the majestic mountains, golden tussocks and soft blue waters of Central Otago. Shona’s creation evolved into the official tartan for the district, and a gift for her family soon became a gift for her region.

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Authentic artisan quality

Individually crafted using 100% wool, the Southern Lakes Tartan collection encapsulates Shona’s unique design and the quality craftsmanship of some of New Zealand’s most skilled artisans.

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Timeless tartan

A testament to one woman’s passion for the area, her craft and her family, Shona’s tartan is a timeless design destined to be enjoyed for generations.

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The Southern Lakes Tartan story

With fond memories of tramping, camping and holidaying around Central Otago, Shona Johnstone’s affinity with the Southern Lakes of New Zealand began when she was a child.

Now settled in the area for good, her passion for the region’s natural beauty inspired her to create a special tartan for her family. Little did she know it would become the official tartan for an entire region.

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Wrap yourself in the colours of a region

Perfect for snuggling in front of the fire or draping over your knees under the stars, our individually crafted luxury rug and artisan throw will stand the test of time.

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What People are Saying

The rug we bought was as an engagement gift for a granddaughter… full marks for style and appearance, comfort and texture. It’s an excellent product – one that will see service for generations.

John MitchellAustralia

The handpicked range of crafted tartan products shows a passion that’s much more than a business. My mother settled on the kilt fabric for her bagpiping grandson and I chose a traditional rug; the colours are a true reflection of the Southern Lakes region. It was such a hard decision as the artisan throw is absolutely stunning… might be back to purchase that one as well!

Jan Smith and Robina PalmerNZ

I look at the tartan and then the colours outside my window and they blend so perfectly! I am loving my new sofa that I’ve covered in Shona’s tartan.

Louise NeilsonLake Ohau Lodge Manager

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