Cross stitch pattern featuring the Lion Rampant of Scotland.
Design size is 7.3 x 8.7 inches when stitched on 16 count fabric
DMC and Anchor versions given
The 'Lion Rampant' is often considered the unofficial national flag and referred to as the 'Royal Flag of Scotland'. The 'Royal' term applies because this flag historically, and legally, belongs to the monarchy - more specifically to a King or Queen of Scotland.
The term 'lion rampant' actually refers to the positioning or attitude of the lion. A rampant lion is shown as a profile of a lion standing upright (on one or both hind legs) and the forelegs are raised, claws unsheathed, as if to strike.