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Irish leine and overdress. Great historic notes and directions. Very easy to follow.

Irish leine and overdress. Great historic notes and directions.

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Women would wear the Leine with an overdress made either of linen or wool. The overdress had open sleeves to allow for the large Leine bag sleeves. Irish women would wear a ‘brat’ which was a peice of wool striped, plain or tartan pattern worn as a shawl over the dress and pinned at the shoulders if desired.

Ancient Scottish and Irish Dress

Women would wear the Leine with an overdress made either of linen or wool. The overdress had open sleeves to allow for the large Leine bag sleeves. Irish women would wear a ‘brat’ which was a peice of wool striped, plain or tartan pattern worn as a shawl over the dress and pinned at the shoulders if desired.

Irish Shoes....possibly made out of a soft leather or felt....

Irish Shoes for cos play or reinactment.possibly made out of a soft leather or felt.

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The Irish leine (shirt) was worn by both men and woman. Men often wore just the leine or with a kilt, while women often used these shirts as undergarments covered by open-sleeved dresses.

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