Irish Cultural Artifacts - From aran sweaters to claddagh rings, many of the patterns and designs used in traditional Irish clothing and jewelry have hidden symbolism and can be traced to intriguing Irish stories and legends. Image Credit:  http://www.murphyofireland.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Murphy-of-Ireland-Infographic.jpg

Irish Cultural Artifacts - From aran sweaters to claddagh rings, many of the patterns and designs used in traditional Irish clothing and jewelry have hidden symbolism and can be traced to intriguing Irish stories and legends.

Celtic Dress About 600 BC to 100 AD: from the left we have a Celtic woman; in the centre a Celtic man and on the far right a Celtic peasant.

Early Clothing, Spinning and weaving, Celtic Dress 600 BC to 100 AD. No one can be absolutely certain that early man wore clothing as we know it.

The celtic knot, with its connotations of eternity and interconnectedness, is merged here with the traditional symbol of love – the heart. Celtic heart knot necklace in sterling silver.

Celtic Knot Heart Necklace in Sterling Silver

The celtic knot, with its connotations of eternity and interconnectedness, is merged here with the traditional symbol of love – the heart. Celtic heart knot necklace in sterling silve

Ancient Picts - Pictish  warriors often painted their bodies with a blue dye from a plant called "Woad". The woad would be painted in different shapes, such as animal. They were very fierce fighters, and the Romans feared them. Sometimes Celtic warriors would enter battle wearing nothing but woad and a necklace. This necklace would supposedly hold healing powers.

Ancient Celts - Celtic warriors often painted their bodies with a blue die from a plant called "Woad". The woad would be painted in different shapes, such as animal. They were very fierce fighters, and the Romans feared them.

Check out our selection of traditional Irish capes from top Irish brands such as Hourihan's capes, the perfect gift whatever the occasion.                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Check out our selection of traditional Irish capes from top Irish brands such as Hourihan's capes, the perfect gift whatever the occasion.

Traditional Dress of Ireland in the 1800's - a little history of the origin of the infamous solo dress! :)

Randomly found this while searching for Irish dance stuff. This is me and my dance school from way back when Irish 2000 was still held in Altamont, NY and I wore that ugly green dress.

Irish Leine which was worn traditionally in Ireland

A Motley Collection of Marvelously Traditional Irish Clothing

Irish Brat and Ionar Brat If made from several colors, the person wearing a brat was considered wealthy. Brehon Law (early Irish law) claimed that slaves were allowed to wear a brat consisting just one color, the King could wear several colors, and other men could use four colors to make their brats. It was worn over the shoulders, and pinned below the neck with a brooch. The brat was commonly made of wool, but ones made with leather have also been found. The Ionar was worn by men.

A Motley Collection of Marvelously Traditional Irish Clothing

Irish Brat and Ionar Brat If made from several colors, the person wearing a brat was considered wealthy. Brehon Law (early Irish law) claimed that slaves were allowed to wear a brat consisting just one color, the King could wear several colors, and other men could use four colors to make their brats. It was worn over the shoulders, and pinned below the neck with a brooch. The brat was commonly made of wool, but ones made with leather have also been found. The Ionar was worn by men.

Irish Cultural Artifacts - From aran sweaters to claddagh rings, many of the patterns and designs used in traditional Irish clothing and jewelry have hidden symbolism and can be traced to intriguing Irish stories and legends. Image Credit: http://www.murphyofireland.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Murphy-of-Ireland-Infographic.jpg

Irish Cultural Artifacts - From aran sweaters to claddagh rings, many of the patterns and designs used in traditional Irish clothing and jewelry have hidden symbolism and can be traced to intriguing Irish stories and legends. Image Credit: http://www.murphyofireland.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Murphy-of-Ireland-Infographic.jpg

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