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A note on the term “Celtic”

Irish Celts? Find out why these terms are incompatible.

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Renaissance Celts?

Looking for information on Renaissance Celts? Read this and find out why there were none and why the terms don't make sense.

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An Leine Crioch — The Irish Leine in the 16th century

The Irish leine in the 16th century was a full-bodied shirt-like garment of linen.

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Pattern History

Patterns have only been commercially available since the late 19th century when companies began to produce patterns intended for homemaker use. But the history of patterns stretches far back through the centuries. As apprentices, tailors learned how to take a customer's measurements and draft the pieces that would make up the clothing to be constructed. The patterns a tailor made during his apprenticeship would often stay with him throughout his entire career. Needless to say, patterns were closely-guarded commodities and were not shared for fear of losing business.

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The Evolution of the Kilt — Scottish Highlands, 1100-1600 CE

The evolution of the kilt Part II : 1100-1600 C.E.

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The Evolution of the Kilt — From Ancient Times to 1600

The evolution of the kilt Part I : From Ancient Times to 1600.

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The Evolution of the Kilt — 1600 to 1725 – The Belted Plaid

The evolution of the kilt 1600-1725 the "Belted Plaid"

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The Evolution of the Kilt — The 18th Century and the Kilt

The kilt in the 18th century.

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The Evolution of the Kilt — The Question of Clan Tartans

Clan Tartans, where do they come from and how old are they really.

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The Evolution of the Kilt — Highland Women’s Dress

A highland woman's headdress.

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The Evolution of the Kilt — What the Highlanders Never Wore

Debunking the myths often surrounding the kilt.

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