Posted by Matt Newsome on November 10, 1999 at 13:17:10:
In Reply to: used kilt posted by velma campbell morgan on November 09, 1999 at 07:45:12:
: Grandson goes to Renaissance Fairs and wants to participate in Scottish games; therefore he desperately wants a kilt. He would like to have a Black Watch or Campbell kilt. "Beggars can't be choosers" so any will be considered. Thank you.
If your grandson wants a garment that he can wear to Renasissance Faires, then he will probably be more interested in the historic feilidh-mhor or belted plaide
(commonly called the "great kilt"). This is a more historic form of dress than the modern tailored kilt. The belted plaid was worn from about 1590 to 1790
(possibly a bit later). The tailored kilt did not begin its evolution until the 1790s. The belted plaid consisted of 4 or 5 yards of woolen material, about
60" or so wide, gathered into folds and then belted about the waist. It hung knee length and the upper portion was gathered about the body as a cloak or
You can purchase such a garment through our museum gift shop in the Black Watch tartan at a low cost. Our feilidh-mhor packages are woolen blends, light enough
to wear in warm weather, and cost $84.50 for a 5 yard length. All of the neccessary accoutrements can also be purchased through us, such as highland shirts,
sporran, moggans, etc. Look at the link given below for more info.
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