Monday, January 09, 2006

The Feileadh Mor:

Considered the oldest national dress in the world - older than the Sari of India - the first written account of it's use was in 55 B.c.

Here are some photos of George MacPherson - traditional senachie of Glendale and I. The first one if him signing an autograph at the Flodigary Country House Hotel after a story telling session.

The rest are him and i trying on my feileadh mor for the first time in his living room. It's a Mackay Tartan one - it's 7 meters by two meters. It was handmade one a 150 year old loom by Sandy MacPherson (not a direct relation to George).


Blogger Eilalean said...

seems like you guys will get cold. do you wear it different if you go outside?

2:35 AM  
Blogger jeniwrath said...

So...what's going on these days in Scotland, Tad? You havne't posted to your page since a long time.

8:18 AM  
Blogger Inspiring Newsletter said...


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I wish you all the best.


8:16 PM  

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