Arisaid and Aboyne Dress

G. Blair Lister

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>Kerstin Kuhn asked on behalf of a friend (28 May):
>
>> She would like to know what the following look like:
>> - ancient "arisaid"
>> and
>> - "aboyne dress" (Highland dancers).
>
There have been some very good descriptions of these two habits
from the group.
There is a good picture of the Aboyne dress at

http://www.highlandnet.com/info/ath/abouthd.html

There is also a modern and not very (IMHO) authentic picture of the arisaid at

http://www.tartanweb.com/wmc/ladies.htm

The best arisaid picture that I know of is in R.R. McIan's, The
Clans of The Scottish Highlands, page 205, showing a woman of Clan Urquhart
wearing the "airisaid".

Blair

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