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Old Irish and Highland Dress
Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (202 pages)
Author: H. McClintock
This classic and elusive work provides a detailed study of the "dress" of the Highlanders and the Irish in ancient times, with illustrations drawn from archival sources. It provides a wealth of information on the dress of these two closely related Celtic lands. Many of the illustrations are unique and are invaluable in understanding the development of men's and women's dress in the period from earliest times through the eighteenth century. Chapters for Ireland include: Up to Strongbow's Invasion, 1169 A.D.; From Strongbow's Invasion to the Year 1500; 16th and 17th Century Pictures. Moving to Scotland, chapters include: Up to the Year 1600, The Saffron Shirt in Scotland; 17th Century, The Belted Plaid; 18th Century, Origin and Introduction of the Kilt. There is as well a chapter on the dress of the Isle of Man.
This CD consists of scans of the original books, which can be browsed, enlarged and printed if required. Please note: they are not searchable.
Any computer using Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 4 or later