10667Re: [SCA Newcomers] dating kilts (was: Fabric Patterns)
- Jul 2, 2007And didn't "plaid" mean "fold" back when?
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From: Coblaith Mhuimhneach <Coblaith@...>
Sent: Monday, July 2, 2007 2:56:02 AM
Subject: [SCA Newcomers] dating kilts (was: Fabric Patterns)
Krezye Padreyk wrote:
> The earliest mention of Scottish Kilts was in 1594 so kilts are inMaria
> fashion with in the SCA time frame though only in the very late period
> and only the earliest of kilts.
> Isnt' that the formed kilt though. The great kilt was found muchThe garment typically called a "kilt"--the skirt-like article sometimes
> earlier wasn't it? I always thought it was.
known as "the small kilt"--didn' t exist until at least the end of the
17th century, according to all the evidence I've ever seen
<http://www.reconstr uctinghistory. com/index. php?c=8&d= 117&a=130& w=2>.
The garment sometimes called "the great kilt" is more properly known as
"the belted plaid". It's not at all skirt-like, but a cloak/blanket
with a belt worn over it, the bottom part of which hangs down around
the legs. Everything I've seen indicates it was first worn in the late
<http://www.reconstr uctinghistory. com/index. php?
c=8&d=117&e= &f=&g=&a= 132&w=2>. The description of Scots in belted
plaids in "The Life of Red Hugh O'Donnell", published in 1594, might be
the "mention of Scottish Kilts" to which Krezye Padreyk referred.
So, if it only becomes a garment when you put a belt on over it, it's
appropriate to the tail-end of the S.C.A.'s period. If it's got a
waistband, it's not appropriate to any of it.
Barony of Bryn Gwlad
Kingdom of Ansteorra
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