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Anachronism: An error in the chronological placement of persons, events, objects or customs. They are infamous for using objects, customs and wardrobes that have no business being in some of the movies. Most of our assumptions are based on myth, legend and the anachronistic Hollywood film industry.
There is no evidence in early Irish records to support the theory that the kilt was invented in Ireland.It depicts a length of wool or a linen-wool blend, most often of tartan pattern of between four and five yards.However, since the material of the time was only about 25 inches wide, it would have to have been doubled in width to reach from the head to the knees.At the earliest, only since the middle of the 19th century, has it even been suggested that the kilt was worn in Ireland. At renaissance fairs men may be seen in very modern kilts with what are sold as Jacobite shirts, but these people are simply believing what they have been taught by the poorly researched myths that pass for Scottish history.Irish writers of the time never mention the wearing of the kilt at all. The earliest documentation for Scotland is from 1093.They are long, heavy, quilted and padded tunics that serve as light armor.
In ancient carvings, the quilting is depicted with vertical lines running down the tunic, which is often mistaken for pleating, and the knee length garments are often claimed to be kilts.
The leine may have a skirt reaching to the knee but it is simply the lower part of the tunic, not a separate garment as the kilt is.
It is not related to the kilt in any way, nor can it be said to be an early one.
These were long, flowing garments capable of being neatly gathered up into folds but in no way can this be claimed as a form of the kilt.
In the 16th century they wore plaids of many colors.
These are not modern kilts, but leines, which by this time had evolved into wrap around shirts with wide, hanging sleeves and elaborately pleated skirts.