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Penannular Brooches

The penannular brooch is all but essential for your Ancient Kilt or Great Kilt . You use it to keep your kilt pinned over your shoulder, or in the case of a Great Kilt, over both shoulders and pinned in the front. It makes an impressive addition to any outfit. The "penannular" (in the form of a ring but with a small part of the circumference missing) brooch became popular in the Celtic world at least as far back... [more]
$25.00
Classic Wrought Iron Penannular Brooch The "penannular" (in the form of a ring but with a small part of the circumference missing) brooch became popular in...
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$75.00
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3 Stone Penannular Brooch Traditional Celtic design! Beautifully crafted and set with your choice of real semi-precious stones. Measures approximately 2...

$55.00
Celtic Penannular Brooch This penannular brooch is made by St. Justins in a traditional Celtic design. Beautifully hand-crafted pewter brooch made in...
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$65.00
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Dal Riata Brooch Dal Riata (also spelled Dalriada) was an ancient Gaelic kingdom that included parts of western Scotland and northeastern Ireland....

$90.00
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Zoomorphic Penannular Brooch Traditional Celtic design! Set with your choice of real semi-precious stone. Perfect for great kilts , ancient kilts , fly...

$10.00
Plain Penannular Brooches If you're looking for a pennanular brooch that's simple and functional, these are just what you need! They're inexpensive, and...

$65.00
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Boar Pennanular Brooch The boar represented courage and fearlessness, and was a symbol used by both Celtic and Saxon warriors. It is frequently found...

$65.00
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Bear Penannular Brooch This bear brooch is hand-crafted in bronze or solid sterling silver. Outer diameter - 2 5/8 inch (68 mm). Perfect for great kilts ,...

$65.00
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Wolf Penannular Brooch The wolf was a popular totem in many cultures, and continues in its popularity today The wolf was known for its ferociousness and...

$50.00
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Cat Penannular Brooch This cat brooch is hand-crafted in bronze or solid sterling silver. Outer diameter - 2 inches (51 mm). Perfect for great kilts ,...

$65.00
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Celtic Dragon Penannular Brooch This Celtic dragon brooch is hand-crafted in bronze or solid sterling silver. Outer diameter - 2 5/8 inch (68 mm) Perfect...

$50.00
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Falcon Penannular Brooch This falcon brooch is hand-crafted in bronze or solid sterling silver. Outer diameter - 2 inches (51 mm). Perfect for great kilts...

$50.00
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Griffin Penannular Brooch This griffin brooch is hand-crafted in bronze or solid sterling silver. Outer diameter - 2 inches (51 mm). Perfect for great...

$50.00
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Lion Penannular Brooch This lion brooch is hand-crafted in bronze or solid sterling silver. Outer diameter - 2 inches (51 mm). Perfect for great kilts ,...

$50.00
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Owl Penannular Brooch This owl brooch is hand-crafted in bronze or solid sterling silver. Outer diameter - 2 inches (51 mm). Perfect for great kilts ,...

$65.00
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Ram Penannular Brooch This ram brooch is hand-crafted in bronze or solid sterling silver. Outer diameter - 2 5/8 inch (68 mm). Perfect for great kilts ,...

$65.00
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Raven Penannular Brooch This raven brooch is hand-crafted in bronze or solid sterling silver. Outer diameter - 2 5/8 inch (68 mm). Perfect for great kilts...

$50.00
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Thistle Penannular Brooch This thistle penannular brooch is hand-crafted in bronze or solid sterling silver. Outer diameter - 2 inches (51 mm) Perfect for...

The penannular brooch is all but essential for your Ancient Kilt or Great Kilt. You use it to keep your kilt pinned over your shoulder, or in the case of a Great Kilt, over both shoulders and pinned in the front. It makes an impressive addition to any outfit.

The "penannular" (in the form of a ring but with a small part of the circumference missing) brooch became popular in the Celtic world at least as far back as 600 AD. Made from bronze, iron, silver, and gold, penannular brooches remained popular all the way through the Viking era.

As popular and functional as our penannular brooches are, there's not much evidence that penannular brooches were actually in use durring the 1600's and 1700's when the Great Kilt came into its own. (However, it's hard to emphasize enough the lack of information about dress in the Scottish Highlands up through the early 1700's.) Instead, at that time, what evidence exists suggests that they were using "annular" or ring brooches. (We don't have any of these currently, but we're working on it!)

Penannular brooches became popular again in the early 18oo's, and were seen in many styles, from very simple to very ornate, just like our collection.