The Cornish Collection - St Piran and Cornish Tartan
Saint Piran or Pyran, was a 5th Century Cornish abbot and saint, of Irish origin. He is the patron saint of tin-miners and is also generally regarded as the patron saint of Cornwall, although Saint Michael and Saint Petroc also have some claim to this title.
Saint Piran's Flag, a white cross on a black background, traditionally the emblem of the Cornish tinners, is the Cornish national flag. Saint Piran's Day falls on March 5th.