I did plan to create a leine and brat but I assumed because I'm a
woman, I need some form of overdress. Am I mistaken here? And
while I would prefer to do a 14th or 15th century persona, I assume
a leine and brat would be authentic to those time periods for a
Scottish highland woman? Now, if I were to go Lowland in say 15th
century, would something similar to what the English were wearing be
appropriate such as a cotehardie?
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, Coblaith Mhuimhneach <Coblaith@...>
> Christina wrote:
> > Now my next question for everyone is how authentic are dresses
> > these? (http://www.moonstruckoriginals.com/irishdress2.JPG)
> I've seen them offered as "Irish dresses" or "Irish overdresses"
> number of vendors. As far as I can tell, they must be loosely
> a couple of drawings Lucas de Heere made in the late 16th
> I do mean loosely. (You can compare for yourself; "Townswomen" is
> online at
> a couple of other places.)
> > . . .while they're supposed to be Irish, I'm curious if they
> > work for a Scottish persona since from what I've read, the Scots
> > the Irish dressed incredibly similar. I'd have to bump my
> > a couple of centuries because it's been described as 16th.
> The Scottish Gaelic and Irish Gaelic cultures are very closely
> and earlier in period their clothes are known to have been very
> similar. I'm not sure whether that's true by the 16th century.
> article on the Medieval Scottish Clothing site
> fashions had diverged by then.
> If you just want to be Scottish and don't like the léine-and-brat
> léine-and-arisaid) combination, you could always choose a
> persona. (They were distinctly Scottish, with their own dialect
> customs. They just weren't Gaelic.) Their clothing was much like
> of the English.
> Coblaith Mhuimhneach
> Barony of Bryn Gwlad
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