Scottish Late Seventeenth Century Male Clothing (Part 2): The Barrock Estate Clothing Finds Described

David Wilcox

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The National Museums Scotland collections include clothes and textiles recovered from Scottish peat bogs, examples which are revealing of vernacular, non-elite dress in Scotland. One of these sets, the clothes recovered from a peat moss at Quintfall Hill on the Barrock estate, near Keiss, Caithness and dating from the late-seventeenth century are the subject of this article. Although reported in some detail after their discovery in 1920, very little further consideration was given to these clothes. This article, the second of two, describes the finds in more detail and discusses them in the context of other Scottish and Irish finds of the period c.1650 – c.1750, and draws on recent discoveries about the textiles. Pattern cutting analyses of the garments are also presented as diagrams and discussed in relation to the cut and tailoring of surviving examples elsewhere.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-53
Number of pages26
Issue number1
Early online date31 Mar 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Scottish dress
  • Highland dress
  • Irish dress
  • tailoring
  • seventeenth-century men's fashion
  • Scottish peat bog finds
  • Irish peat bog finds


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