A great kilt is the ancient and traditional kilt which was worn in the 16th century by the highlander soldiers. A traditional great kilt also known as breacan an fheilidh or feile mor. If you go back to the history of the kilt it is the most traditional type of kilt. The date goes back to the 16th century, it was only worn on the wars and on the special ceremonies or events.
A brief history of the Great Kilt
It is the most common and historic style of kilt which is also known as breacan an fheilidh or feile mor. However, the first reference of this ancient dress was made in 1594. This traditional great tartan has been manufactured with wool material. The wool gathers from the sheep. In the past, it took a year for making a great kilt from wool because there was no modern machinery at that time. The yarn would weave into cloth which taken from local weaver. However, there was no difference in wool quality from the past to the present. The great kilt was a popular dress until 1746. There was an act in 1746 which banned all types of highland dress.
What is the Great Kilt?
The great kilt is the historical style of kilts. It is the traditional kilts which were worn by the Highlanders. The design and style is different from today’s tartan kilt. Furthermore, in the past, 9 yards of cloth require to make a great kilt. Furthermore, at the time looms were used to weave fabric up to 30 inches wide. In order to make a great kilt the tartan would cut in half. By this way it gives you two pieces. Each tartan piece is about 30 inches wide and 4 ½ yards long. The next step is sewn the two separate pieces together side by side. In this way, the great kilt will make of about 60 inches wide and 4 ½ yards long.
How do you wear a Great Kilt?
Whenever, you want to wear a great kilt, you must pleat the kilt each time as it is the necessary for you. However, the leather belt is the only thing which holds the great kilt. Pleating a great kilt is very easy and it only takes 10 minutes or so before you want to wear. Pleating is not a rocket science, it is easy to understand on how to pleat and wear your kilt.
How Many Yards In A Great Kilt?
However, the great kilt has been manufactured in 4 yards and 6 yards. Furthermore, a 4 yard Great Kilt will be easily fit up to about a 34 inch waist. While, a 6 yard kilt is best for the waist size of 44 inches. These are the normal yards of the great kilt in which we are manufacturing a kilt, but many customers want a great kilt in more than 6 yards. We have all sizes available for our customers. You can email us about in which yard, you want your kilt. Our makers will make that great kilt in that yard. Feel free to contact us.