Re: used kilt


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Posted by Ian Maitland Hume on January 10, 19100 at 12:02:29:

In Reply to: Re: used kilt posted by Matt Newsome on November 10, 1999 at 13:17:10:

: : 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
: shawl.

: 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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