Friday, June 03, 2016

So what's under the kilt?

English Historical fiction blog has an article on kilt, which was not quite the same as one sees nowadays.

It appears that the main source of covering was the mantle and the shirt and even later, in the 1570s, Lindsay of Piscottie referred to the‘Reidschankis, or wyld Scottis...cloathed with ane mantle, with ane schirt saffroned after the Irisch maner, going bair legged to the knie.’

the "Mantle was a long cloth wrapped around the top and bottom, sort of like some saris are done  today in India.

ok: altogether now:

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