The Aboyne dress is the name given to the prescribed attire for females in the Scottish national dances, such as the Flora McDonald, the Highland lilt, and others. There are actually two versions of the Aboyne dress in use. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aboyne dress"
The belted plaid (or, if you prefer, a plaid worn belted) is basically a large blanket-like piece of fabric which is wrapped around one's body, the material being pleated or, more accurately, loosely gathered, and secured at the waist by means of a belt. Typically, a portion of the belted plaid hangs down to about the knees with the rest of the material being wrapped up around one's upper body in a variety of ways and pinned or otherwise secured to keep it in place. ...more on Wikipedia about "Belted plaid"
The California State Tartan is the official tartan of the State of California. ...more on Wikipedia about "California State Tartan"
Cutty sark is 18th century Scots for "short shirt": cutty (a cognate of the English language word cut) is "short, stumpy"; sark (from Old English serce "shirt") is a chemise, undergarment or nightshirt. Hyphenated, Cutty-sark was a nickname for a fictional character invented by Robert Burns, and from there has become part of an idiom in colloquial English, especially the Scottish English dialect. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cutty-sark"
Dirk is a Scots word for a long dagger; sometimes a cut-down sword blade mounted on a dagger handle, rather than a knife blade. The word dirk could have possibly derived from the Gaelic word "sgian dearg"(red knife). The shift from dearg to dirk is very minimal. In Bronze Age and Iron Age Scotland and Ireland , the dirk was actually considered to be a sword. Its blade length and style varied but it is generally 6-12 inches. It may be derived from the longer knife of a set of hunting knives. In medieval Scotland, the dirk was a backup to the broadsword, and was wielded by the left hand while the scabbard was carried on the arm. Dirks were used to swear an oath upon in Celtic cultures. After the Battle of Culloden, the English were aware that the Highlanders normally swore on their dirks, so, to prevent future uprisings or rebellions against the throne, they made them swear on oath never to "possess any gun, sword, or pistol, or to use tartan: "... and if I do so may I be cursed in my undertakings, family and property, may I be killed in battle as a coward, and lie without burial in a strange land, far from the graves of my forefathers and kindred; may all this come across me if I break my oath." Nearly every Scottish male at the time of the oath had a dirk. This was because most Scots were too poor to buy a sword. The dirk was small and was carried everywhere the owner went. The dirk was worn in plain view suspended from a belt at the waist. Another shorter dagger tucked into a coat sleeve or stocking as part of Highland dress is known as a Sgian Dubh, derived from the arm pit dagger or sgian achlias. To this day, a real or false dirk is sometimes worn as a part of traditional Scottish costume. A dirk also refers to a short dagger used by Pirates. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dirk"
A kilt is a man's garment that consists primarily of a length of cloth wrapped around the waist and belted; it is usually accessorized with a pouch for money (and other items) called a sporran. The historical great kilt was long enough to drape up over the shoulder but is rarely seen in modern times. The kilt is associated with traditional Scottish Highland dress and, as such, is almost always made of wool with a woven pattern called tartan (sometimes called plaid). (Traditionally, women do not wear kilts, but often wear full length tartan skirts.) ...more on Wikipedia about "Kilt"
The term Scottish apparel describes the traditional dress of Scotland. It is often characterized by the appearance of tartan (plaid) patterns in some form. ...more on Wikipedia about "Scottish apparel" shortopedia - Go in quickly. Scottish_dress
The Sgian Dubh (pronounced "skeen doo", IPA /ski:n du:/, or lightly diphthongised /skian/) is a ceremonial dagger (Gaelic sgian) worn as part of the modern Scottish Highland dress along with the kilt. It is worn tucked into the stocking with only the pommel visible. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sgian Dubh"
A Sporran is a pouch made of leather or fur that is worn on a chain around the waist on the front of a kilt. Since the traditional kilt lacks pockets the sporran carries one's keys, money clip, credit cards, identification, and (not uncommonly) a hip-flask. The sporran also serves to protect one's decency as a kilt is meant to be traditionally worn without underwear. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sporran"
A tam o'shanter is a Scottish bonnet worn by men which was named after the character Tam o' Shanter in the poem of that name by Robert Burns. The bonnet is made of wool with a toorie ( pompon) in the centre, and the crown is about twice the diameter of the head. Originally they were only made in blue because of the lack of chemical dyes, and were called Bluebonnets. They are now available in plain colours or in different tartans. ...more on Wikipedia about "Tam o'shanter"
A tartan is a specific woven pattern that often signifies a particular Scottish clan in the modern era. The pattern is made with alternating bands of coloured (pre-dyed) threads woven as both warp and weft at right angles to each other. The resulting blocks of colour repeat vertically and horizontally in a distinctive pattern of squares and lines known as a sett. Kilts almost always have tartans. Tartan is also known as plaid in North America, but in Scotland this word means a tartan cloth slung over the shoulder or blanket. ...more on Wikipedia about "Tartan"
Trews (Gaelic Truibhs) are men's clothing for the legs and lower abdomen, a traditional form of Scottish apparel. Trews could be trimmed with leather, probably buckskin, especially on the inner leg to prevent wear from riding on horseback. ...more on Wikipedia about "Trews"
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