Antiqued Thistle Kilt Pin
Scottish craftsmen make this antiqued thistle kilt pin from solid cast brass, plate it with real silver, and then give it an antiqued finish! The raised antiqued knot work against the dark background makes this very kilt pin very detailed and unique. Wear this highland thistle kilt pin and show your bravery, devotion, and love for Scotland! Made in Scotland and measures 3.5″ x 1.5″.
- Made in Scotland
- Solid Cast Brass
- Plated With Real Silver
- Antiqued Finish
- Measures Approx. 3.5″ x 1.5″
- Unique Highland Thistle Design
The Scottish Thistle: The Legend and Meaning
As the most well known and easily recognized symbol of Scotland, the thistle is also believed to be the oldest recorded national flower.
Legend has it that a field of thistles saved a party of sleeping Scots warriors from an ambush by Norse invaders. When one of the Norse attackers trod on a thistle field with his bare feet, his cries and screams roused the Scots. The ambush became ineffective, and the Scots defeated the invaders. The Scots’ victory was all thanks to the thistle’s thorns! Scotsmen then adopted the thistle as the symbol of Scotland. It represents the bravery, devotion, durability, strength, and determination of the Celtic people.
What is a kilt pin?
Have you ever worn a kilt in a windy day? Yes, we all have and it can be quite nerving worrying about becoming the next Marilyn Monroe. Its a piece of jewelry that is worn on the lower corner of the outer apron of a kilt. The kilt pin adds weight to the outer apron, this prevent the apron blowing open and showing off too much leg. Kilt pins are also only seen as a form of decoration, therefore pick a kilt pin that represents who you are!