By: Nitin Premkumar and Juwon Lee
ORIGIN:The kilt is originated from the Scottish Kilt. It was first from the 16th century. It could be seen draped over the shoulder, along with the “skirt” portion hanging at around the knees. It was made out of tartan fabric, but the recent Irish kilts are more of a modern kilt and have only the kilt portion.
The kilt’s history in Ireland was depicted in certain cases as paintings. The kilt is worn by the Irish Military and bands. More casual wear can be found with patriotic Irish men wearing it around Ireland. Sadly it is a rare sight to see the kilt worn in public. The most widely seen color of the kilt is saffron and green plaid. The history of Ireland is short, but the history in Scotland is deeper.
The kilt is an example of relocation diffusion. When the United Kingdom took control over Scotland and Ireland, they kind of mixed up their cultures and so the Irish started wearing kilts.
Parts of a Kilt
Popular or Folk?
The kilt is definitely a folk clothing in Scotland, and sort of in Ireland. It didn't necessarily originate in Ireland, but it is a true staple of Ireland and it's been an Irish thing for quite a while. It is more recent in Ireland