Originally posted by scacchipazzo
I danced at an international festival today. Lots of people from around the globe or those generations-old here just present to celebrate their heritage. Quite lovely to see us all getting along, admiring our costumes, customs, culture. I talked to a dude from Scotland. he infomred me there's an Isle of Skye kilt. Cannot find an example online. He was w ...[text shortened]... era, folk music from around the globe, gorgeous women of all cutlures! I had an excellent time!
Lol, my friend, there are kilts and there are kilts! mostly what ones sees are little more than tartan skirts, those worn at weddings and was invented by some Victorian dude in the 1800s. the real thing is termed a 'plaid', and is a single piece of cloth approximately twenty feet in length, folded in a certain manner and thrown over the shoulder, sometimes fastened with a brooch. i ancient times, it was excellent apparel for sleeping out of doors, as when watching cattle, for it could be unravelled and thrown over the head, to keep frost away. the sporran, is a purse like object which was originally used to keep oatmeal which could be boiled to provide sustenance. Also when one hires a kilt, it comes with a small dagger, called a skien dhu, which is tucked into the top of the socks. in places of worship, persons may leave them outside, lest the sanctity of a 'holy place', is compromised. Kilt is usually worn with black broags (stout shoes). On the top of the socks there are little indicators, little flags which indicate whether one is married (two tags), or single (one tag). i have never heard of an Isle of Skye kilt, because they are usually associated with a family name, as in Stewart tartan, or MacGregor tartan etc etc. you sound as though you had an awesome time! 🙂