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Irish Ancient Kilts

There is little evidence that the Irish ever wore kilts historically. Irish tartans and Irish kilts are modern inventions. Nevertheless, our Irish tartans are still a very popular choice for those of Irish descent who want to wear an Ancient Kilt, so we have made them available!

These are the same style kilts worn in the movie Braveheart. Our Ancient Kilts are the perfect highland attire for Renaissance festivals and other reenactment events. Depending on who you talk to, they may be historically accurate or not, but our Ancient Kilt is much cooler and more practical than a Great Kilt for hot weather wear. We recommend them to anyone looking for the Renaissance Highland look.

The Ancient Kilt is essentially a Phillabeg with extra tartan attached for a sash. It is different from a Great Kilt because it is made from single-width fabric (25-30 inches wide) instead of double-width, which means you don't have the bulk of fabric above the belt that you do with a great kilt. The Ancient Kilt is made from a longer piece of tartan than the Great Kilt, which allows you to pleat it leaving 2-3 yards as a sash that can be worn over the shoulder. Normally, you pleat the kilt each time you wear it, and, like the great kilt, the only thing that holds it together is your belt. As a convenient option though, we can sew the pleats in place for you - see below.

The 6 yard kilt will fit up to about a 38 inch waist. An 8 yard kilt will fit up to about a 48 inch waist. A 10 yard kilt will fit 50+ waist sizes. If your waist size is close to one of these limits, consider the next size larger if you want deeper pleats. For example, if you have a 38 inch waist, a 6yd kilt will have pleats approximately 2 inches wide and 3-4 inches deep. An 8yd kilt will have pleats approximately 1 inch wide and 6-8 inches deep.

Pleating and wearing instructions are included with each kilt or you can download them here: How to Wear the Ancient Kilt (Adobe PDF format). View our selection of Irish Tartans.

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Homespun

Premium Wool

Cheater Pleats™

How to measure for your Ancient Kilt:
1) Measure the waist size at your actual waist, where you usually wear your pants.
2) Measure the length from your waist to about the middle of the knee
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Have someone help you. If you bend even a little while trying to do it yourself, the measurement will change.

Homespun Irish Ancient Kilts

Our Irish Ancient Kilt is a standard Ancient Kilt made using Irish tartans. Our Homespun tartan is made from a 55/45 blend of polyester and wool. It is woven by hand on old-world looms, and looks very authentic to what would have been woven historically. The yarn is worsted, but not spun as tightly as modern machine-made tartan. The cloth is also not as tightly woven. Homespun tartan will pleat by hand easily, but will not develop a sharp edge. Small snags, pulls, holes and other assorted blemishes are common. Because it is hand woven, these flaws are a natural part of it's character. Homespun is approximately a 9/10oz. fabric, but feels thicker due to it's looser weave.

Homespun Wool Blend Ancient Kilt
(Catalog tartan list O)
KAHS – 6 yds, $119 (fits up to about a 38in. waist)
KAHS – 8 yds, $159 (fits up to about a 48in. waist) New Size!
KAHS – 10 yds, $199 (fits 50in.+ waist sizes) New Size!
Pleating instructions are included with each kilt. Traditionally these kilts are pleated each time you wear them. We ask for size information to be sure that your kilt will fit you correctly, but we do not pleat the kilt for you unless you also select Cheater Pleats™ as an additional option.
Please allow 1-3 weeks for delivery.
View our selection of Irish Stock Homespun Tartans

NOTE — You will need a brooch to hold your kilt on. The plain penannular brooch is a great, economical way to get the job done! Click the checkbox below to add one to your order, or go here to check out other options.

Premium Wool Irish Ancient Kilts

Made from 100% pure new wool, and woven in Scotland, this is the same tartan most of you are familiar with, used in modern, tailored, formal kilts. This is your best option if you are looking for a specific tartan, as there are over 500 available, and it makes a great looking Ancient Kilt.

Ancient Kilt, 11 oz Premium Wool
(Catalog tartan list A & B)
KA011 – 6 yds, $269 (fits up to about a 38in. waist)
KA011 – 8 yds, $359 (fits up to about a 48in. waist) New Size!
KA011 – 10 yds, $449 (fits 50in.+ waist sizes) New Size!
Made from light weight 10/11oz premium wool tartan, woven in Scotland. This is the most commonly available tartan fabric. Makes a great looking kilt, and the light weight is especially nice for hot weather wear. Pleating instructions are included with each kilt. Traditionally these kilts are pleated each time you wear them. We ask for size information to be sure that your kilt will fit you correctly, but we do not pleat the kilt for you unless you also select Cheater Pleats™ as an additional option.
Special-order. Please allow 6-12 weeks for delivery.

NOTE — You will need a brooch to hold your kilt on. The plain penannular brooch is a great, economical way to get the job done! Click the checkbox below to add one to your order, or go here to check out other options.



Add a large plain penannular brooch to your order for only $15.

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Ancient Kilt, 11 oz Premium Wool
(Catalog tartan list C)
KA011 – 6 yds, $289 (fits up to about a 38in. waist)
KA011 – 8 yds, $389 (fits up to about a 48in. waist) New Size!
KA011 – 10 yds, $479 (fits 50in.+ waist) New Size!
Made from light weight 10/11oz premium wool tartan, woven in Scotland. This is the most commonly available tartan fabric. Makes a great looking kilt, and the light weight is especially nice for hot weather wear. Pleating instructions are included with each kilt. Traditionally these kilts are pleated each time you wear them. We ask for size information to be sure that your kilt will fit you correctly, but we do not pleat the kilt for you unless you also select Cheater Pleats™ as an additional option.
Special-order. Please allow 6-12 weeks for delivery.

NOTE — You will need a brooch to hold your kilt on. The plain penannular brooch is a great, economical way to get the job done! Click the checkbox below to add one to your order, or go here to check out other options.



Add a large plain penannular brooch to your order for only $15.

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Ancient Kilt, 13 oz Premium Wool
(Catalog tartan list D & E)
KA013 – 6 yds, $329 (fits up to about a 38in. waist)
KA013 – 8 yds, $439 (fits up to about a 48in. waist) New Size!
KA013 – 10 yds, $549 (fits 50in.+ waist) New Size!
Made from medium weight 12/13oz premium wool tartan, woven in Scotland. Tartan availability is more limited, but if you are going to go with modern tartan rather than homespun, and if your tartan happens to be available, we recommend a medium weight kilt. Medium weight tartan will hang better and take a crisper pleat than light weight tartan, while still being comfortable to wear.
Pleating instructions are included with each kilt. Traditionally these kilts are pleated each time you wear them. We ask for size information to be sure that your kilt will fit you correctly, but we do not pleat the kilt for you unless you also select Cheater Pleats™ as an additional option. Special order. Please allow 6-12 weeks for delivery.

NOTE — You will need a brooch to hold your kilt on. The plain penannular brooch is a great, economical way to get the job done! Click the checkbox below to add one to your order, or go here to check out other options.



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Ancient Kilt, Old & Rare 13 oz Premium Wool
(Catalog tartan list F)
KA13R – 6 yds, $459 (fits up to about a 38in. waist)
KA13R – 8 yds, $599 (fits up to about a 48in. waist) New Size!
KA13R – 10 yds, $749 (fits 50in.+ waist) New Size!
Made from medium weight 12/13oz wool premium tartan, woven in Scotland. The Old & Rare Collection includes many tartans not available anywhere else, and the colors are rich and beautiful. Medium weight tartan will hang better and take a crisper pleat than light weight tartan, while still being comfortable to wear.
Pleating instructions are included with each kilt. Traditionally these kilts are pleated each time you wear them. We ask for size information to be sure that your kilt will fit you correctly, but we do not pleat the kilt for you unless you also select Cheater Pleats™ as an additional option. Special order. Please allow 6-12 weeks for delivery.

NOTE — You will need a brooch to hold your kilt on. The plain penannular brooch is a great, economical way to get the job done! Click the checkbox below to add one to your order, or go here to check out other options.

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