The little white rose of Scotland – poster
Oor ain culture
Culture is one of the main things that define a country. It makes one place on a map more than simply in a different location to another place on a map. Scotland is no exception to this. From our tartans and traditions, to our writing, music, languages and so much more, the culture that has come to define Scotland has become known around the world.
Cringe no more
In the centuries since the birth of the union in 1707, Scots have been gradually all been taught to dislike, dismiss, or even flat out deny our culture. Known as the Scottish Cringe, this in-built censor manifests in all sorts of ways, often near words like 'twee' and 'parochial'. Bringing a focus and sense of worth to Scottish culture is one of the main aims of Indy Prints.
About this piece
Rosa x alba, the hardy rose bush that can be found all over Scotland, puts forth small white five-petal blossoms every spring. In times past the flower was a secret symbol for the Jacobites. Scots poet Hugh MacDiarmid was likely influenced by this when he wrote his poem 'The little white rose', which describes something of the Scottish heart.
The rose of all the world is not for me
I want for my part
Only the little white rose of Scotland
That smells sharp and sweet and breaks the heart
This striking art deco design contrasts the heart-breaking little white rose against several of its bigger cousins.
- Paper size A3, 420x297mm
- 350gsm smooth white board
- Printed in Scotland on FSC® Mixed Sources paper