Quye, Anita and Cheape, Hugh (2008) Rediscovering the Arisaid. Costume - Journal of The Costume Society, 42. pp. 1-20. ISSN 0590-8876Full text not available from this repository.
The stereotype of 'traditional' Highland dress is the kilted male figure. The National Museums Scotland (NMS) and other museums have long included a category 'Arisaids' in their collections; research reveals that this was a female version of 'traditional' Highland dress, a finely-made and high status garment which was going out of fashion in the eighteenth century, though leaving some material evidence. This essay looks at evidence within the textiles themselves, using results from dye analysis, and places the results against sparse but telling historical and literary evidence to rediscover a 'lost' fashion. In the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, this was high colour, high quality and high fashion.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Textiles Highlands Scotland|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts|
|Theme:||Material culture: creation and use|
|Department:||Conservation and Analytical Research|
|Depositing User:||Mark Glancy|
|Date Deposited:||06 Apr 2010 09:11|
|Last Modified:||05 Oct 2011 11:43|
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