Kilt hose pattern

April 18, 2011
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The Belted Plaid, or feilidh-mhor may be the historic antecedant of this modern kilt, and was popularly worn in Highlands from about 1600-1800, although it had been most likely used before and after those dates - no body understands for certain. The feilidh-mhor is made of a bit tartan about five feet broad and twelve-feet long. Before modern-day looms it had been made of two pieces, 28 ins wide by four yards very long, sewn collectively lengthwise. It really is very first pleated at the center over a belt (upper left), then covered across the waist using the remainder mentioned and pinned on left neck as shown (lower left), leaving the sword supply free. The very last two images show it pulled up around the neck as a rain cloak. This form of Highland gown goes back toward sixteenth century, and it is frequently wrongly interpreted by re-enactors these days...above is shown the way in which of wearing the feilidh-mhor, from Lady Hesketh's great book TARTANS published in 1960. For more information regarding proper historical or call 510-569-1689. A typical feilidh-mhor of four yards of double-width heaviweight worsted cloth operates $400, available in about 100 tartans. Should you want to be positively correct, eight yards of solitary width fabric, woven to order, will run $1000, and you'll must stitch it up yourself.

KILT HOSE

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NOTE: UNTIL We FIND A FRESH KNITTER AND SEAMSTRESS We CANNOT PROVIDE a HANDKNIT HOSE otherwise CUSTOM GARTERS

above, kept to correct: 'Pibroch' interlace design hose; brand new 'Braemar' checkered top design - perfect for authorities or sheriff's bands; FEARG hose pipe, a unique Celtic structure; complete formal castellated hose in red/white 'caddis' dice.

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