Kilt why Scots love to wear skirts
• Kilt why Scots love to wear skirt
Kilt is considered a national symbol of Scotland. He embodies the courage and bravery of the harsh mountaineers. As the checkered kilt has gone from necessary item of clothing before independence symbol - later in the review.
It is believed that the kilt in Scotland appeared around the VII century. In the village Nigg is a stone with the image of a man in a kilt, dated to this period. The first written mention of the male skirt belongs to the XVI century. Bishop Leslie in their reports to the Pope wrote: "Their clothes are practical and great for battles. All wear capes of the same type. "
If you remember the humid climate of Scotland, it is clear that in mountainous areas was impractical wearing trousers, t. To. Feet quickly soaked. And they kilts quickly crossed the area, these clothes are perfectly dry out and it was night instead of blankets. It is worth noting that at first only the inhabitants of the mountainous regions of the country prefer trousers kilt.
There are two types of kilts, large and small. The first is a large wool web which is draped around the waist belt is fastened and spreads over the shoulder. "Lite" version of the quilt, t. E. Without top, appeared in the XVIII century, when workers began to interfere with the production of "extra" piece of cloth.
The word "kilt" translates from Old Norse as "folded". It is made of tartan - woolen fabric with intersecting colored lines forming a known cell. Each clan had its own kind of pattern on the fabric, which allows residents to immediately determine where the aliens were to them.
By tradition, the Highlanders were sent to war in kilts, but could remove them if necessary. In 1645, during the battle the Scots threw off their skirts and defeated the superior half of the enemy (at that time there was no concept of underwear). We can only guess why the enemy has fallen from the ferocity of mountaineers or their appearance.
Funny picture of curious ladies and Scots.
Sean Connery - British actor of Scottish origin.
Kilt is also considered a symbol of freedom. In the XVIII century the British government has deprived Scotland of independence and, inter alia, made it mandatory for people to wear pants. Highlanders, in turn, continued to go in kilts and trousers worn with a strung on sticks. The authorities and all passed a law prohibiting the wearing of kilts. For disobedience residents threatened to 6-month prison sentence, and for the re - link in the colony for 7 years. But all failed to send, and the highest circles of the nobility of Scotland in protest at continued wearing a plaid robe. Today the kilt is considered an integral part of Scotland's culture, and its people are proud of this clothing and resent being called a kilt skirt.
Ceremonial uniforms of the Scots.