Re: [SCA Newcomers] dating kilts
- I wrote:
> The garment sometimes called "the great kilt" is more properly knownElspeth wrote:
> 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 16th century <http://www.reconstr uctinghistory.
> com/index. php?c=8&d=117&e= &f=&g=&a= 132&w=2>.
> And didn't "plaid" mean "fold" back when?"Plaid" originally meant something between "cloak" and "blanket".
Around the middle of the 17th century, some began to use "plaid" to
refer to the patterns woven into the fabric, which 'til then were (and
today are, in some places) called "tartan". (See the site mentioned
above for citations.)
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