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Kilt

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The kilt has come to signify a natural and unmistakable masculinity, but it has a long history of outside intervention and deliberate reinvention. From its origins as the basic garb of the Highlander, Scotsmen and non-Scotsmen alike have...

‘Freezing the Frame’: Dress and Ethnicity in Brittany and Gaelic Scotland

Dress and Ethnicity : Change Across Space and Time

Berg, 1995

Book chapter

...The problem addressed in this chapter can be simply stated: in Scotland, Scottish Highland “traditional dress”, as it is popularly understood, was developed in the late eighteenth or early nineteenth centuries. In Brittany, Breton...

Ethnic (Folk) Dress in West Europe

Helen Bradley Foster

Foster was a Lecturer, University of Minnesota. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...European nations embrace common notions about folk dress as a symbol of cultural identity. The exception is England, a country not credited with a tradition of folk dress. Although the populations of many countries on other continents...

Wool

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Wool is probably the first fiber humans used, and throughout history it has been not only the most utilized fiber but also a commodity of great economic significance. In the twenty-first century, wool plays a more modest role...

Scotland

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...By 1800, those people in Scotland who could afford it dressed in the style of clothing usually known as fashionable West European. This was no different from the dress of others of their class within Britain. There is no folk dress...