Early Highland Dress by Matthew A. C. Newsome

Early Highland Dress by Matthew A. C. Newsome

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When one begins to research the history of Highland dress, it quickly becomes apparent that prior to the seventeenth century reliable information becomes hard to find, if available at all.

Books may have a few introductory paragraphs dealing with this early period, but whole chapters detailing the characteristic tartans and plaids of seventeenth and eighteenth century Scotland.  To be fair, the historical record is not nearly as complete for this earlier period as it is for later centuries.

Here, in this little volume, I hope to share the fruits of that research, dispel some myths, and with any luck inspire the reader to further investigation. . ."  Matthew Newsome, curator of the Scottish Tartans Museum.

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