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2010, Products, prices, and options are no longer being updated on this
site. However, this page is still a great resource, so we've left it here
see our new website, www.kilts-n-stuff.com, for the most up-to-date
Gibson wearing a
Braveheart Ancient Kilt
These kilts are made from the same 100% wool tartan, woven in Scotland
by the same weaver, as the kilts used in the filming of the movie "Braveheart"
! The Braveheart tartan is very rustic, woven in natural wool and earthtones
believed to be authentic to that period. Select one of the link above
or below to view out three different Braveheart Kilts.
This is the same style kilt worn in the movie. The Braveheart Ancient
Kilt is made from a long piece of single-width fabric, about 25"
wide. This allows you to pleat the kilt with 2-3 yards left over that
is worn over the shoulder as a sash.
Phillabeg or "Little Kilt"
The Phillabeg is an early predecessor of today's modern kilt, dating back
to at least the late 1600's. It is simply a length of tartan about 25"
wide and about 4 yds long, loosely bunched or pleated, and held about
the waist with a belt. (The Braveheart Ancient
Kilt is a Phillabeg with an extra 2-3 yards of fabric attached for a sash.)
It is hard to beat a traditional great kilt, and the Braveheart tartan
makes a particularly nice one because the fabric is woven 63 inches wide
(wider than any other tartan we have available). When you belt it on,
more than half of the fabric is above the belt.This extra fabric can be
bustled up behind you, pinned over the shoulder, or worn over both shoulders
like a cloak.