Plaid wallpaper-Tartan wallpaper is not the most common in Kenya.
But you can find it, custom-made, at Wallpaper Kenya stores in Nairobi. The reason why plaid is not common in Kenya is that most of the wallpaper in Kenya comes from the East.
On the other hand, Plaid wallpaper is most common in Europe. It derives its name from the plaid pattern.
That is a pattern that is made up of 90 degree cross-crossed lines of different widths. You can call plaid by another name- checkered.
The Scottish traditionally call it Tartan. What we call plaid wallpaper is derived from a Scottish tartan cloth.
They were the cloth over the shoulder as an accessory to a kilt. Our current stock of plaid wallpaper (Jan 2020) is made in Germany.
Plaid wallpaper and plaid wall painting is a pattern typically used to create a traditional aesthetic in interior design. But can be made modern when used sparingly and with bold colors in contemporary spaces.
Although plaid is most commonly associated with Scotland, the pattern actually dates back to ancient Celtic populations of the British Isles between the 8th & 6th centuries BC.
This is where each clan or family had their own unique plaid design. Plaid made a comeback in the 1970s with the emergence of punk music.
Today, plaid is back in style in both fashion and in home interior décor as plaid wallpaper.
Custom-made Plaid wallpaper-Tartan wallpaper
Discover the wallpaper, wall murals and wall tattoos with your checkered motifs. Checkered wallpaper will certainly be a unique addition to any interior.
But if you customized an extremely decorative checkered wallpaper, it will completely change the look of your apartment.
The advantage with Wallpaper Kenya customized checkered wallpaper is that you can stick it to not only walls, but also furniture or doors.
We print it on a durable silk fabric which is hared to wear and tire. Plus you customize the design and colors to suit your particular space.
For instance, here in Kenya, you can have the look of a Masai Shuka on your walls.
The traditional appeal of checkered or plaid Masai Shuka wallpaper suites modern color palettes. Masai shuka colors are perfect for creating accent walls with bold colors.
Or filling an entire room with subtle texture such as the green plaid here pictured, for a neutral color scheme.
The Masai Shuka Checked wallpaper
There are people asking for African theme wallpaper.
You can have a Masai Shuka checkered wallpaper in custom colors. We all know the most common Masai cloth, often red with black stripes. The Masai are known for their unique way of life and beautiful culture including the plaid cloth. Nothing more than the Masai colors define their identity.
While red is their most common color, the Maasai also use blue, striped, and checkered cloth to wrap around their bodies. All these can be customized for you African themed Wallpaper.
But what is the origin or the Plaid Masai Shuka? We earlier said that although plaid is associated with Scotland, the pattern actually dates back to ancient Celtic populations between the 8th & 6th centuries BC. Elizabeth OFOSUAH JOHNSON in an article in Face2Face Africa refutes the popular narrative that the Masai people were inspired by the earliest Scottish missionaries who settled in East Africa.