Medium Weight 13oz Old and Rare Ancient Kilt

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  • Braveheart-style traditional kilt made from 6-10 yards of tartan woven in Scotland.
  • There are over 200 clan and non-clan tartan designs to choose from.
  • The Single-width ancient kilt is lightweight and practical for warm-weather wear.
  • Customizable and fits up to 60-inch waist, and added pre-pleated Cheater pleats for convenience.

Custom-made just for you. Please allow 6-12 weeks for delivery. Please click for important information about custom-order item

 

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  • Classic, historically accurate wrought iron penannular brooch with 3-inch diameter
  • Hand-forged; each brooch has a unique look and is versatile for enough for any outfit
  • Secures fly plaids, ancient kilt aprons, great kilt fabric, and other clothing items
  • Resembles Penannular brooch worn by Jamie Fraser in OUTLANDER

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Medium Weight Ancient Kilt Old & Rare

Custom-made just for you and woven directly in Scotland. What more could you ask for in an ancient kilt? Choose from 200+ ancient and modern tartans, add cheater pleats, a brooch, and matching flashes to complete your authentic Celtic outfit. You will find these ancient kilts are perfect for weddings, reenactments, and Renaissance fairs—they are the same style kilts worn in the movie Braveheart! Made with medium weight tartan, you will still be cool and comfortable even in warmer weather. Because this is a custom item that is woven in Scotland, please allow 4-12 weeks for delivery.

What is an Ancient Kilt?

These are the same style kilts worn in the movie Braveheart! Our Ancient Kilts are perfect for Renaissance festivals, weddings, reenactment events, or a distinctive look at your next Highland games. Depending on who you talk to, they may be historically accurate or not, but our Ancient Kilt is much cooler and more practical than a Great Kilt for hot weather wear. We recommend them to anyone looking for the Renaissance Highland look.

How is it different?

The Ancient Kilt is basically a Phillabeg with an extra 2-3 yards of tartan attached. This extra tartan serves as a sash or fly plaid, worn over your shoulder once the kilt is pleated. An Ancient Kilt is different from a Great Kilt because it is made from a longer piece of single-width fabric (25-30 inches wide). This means you don’t have the bulk of fabric above the belt that you do with a great kilt. (Great kilts are made from double-width fabric, 54-60 inches wide).

About Medium Weight Tartan

This kilt is custom-made in the USA from medium weight (12/13 oz.) premium wool tartan, woven in Scotland. A medium weight Ancient Kilt is a good choice for durability, and it makes for good crisp pleats (if you choose). It’s also still comfortable enough for hot summer wear. If you live in a very hot climate though, we recommend light weight tartan.

Delivery Time

This is a custom, made-to-order product just for you. Premium wool tartans generally take 4-12 weeks to get to us, depending on availability. Once your tartan arrives to us, it will take us a day or two to complete your kilt (add a day for cheater pleats) and then your kilt will ship to you! Please click here for more information on custom-order items.

Cheater Pleats™

Pleating instructions are included with each kilt. Traditionally these kilts are pleated each time you wear them. We ask for size information to be sure that your kilt will fit you correctly, but we do not pleat the kilt for you unless you also select Cheater Pleats™ as an additional option.

Note — Modern kilts are generally pleated so that the front apron of the kilt closes from left to right. For years this is how we’ve Cheater Pleated™ our Ancient Kilts. However, many customers brought it to our attention that this makes it difficult to wear the plaid over the left shoulder, which is also customary.
So, we’ve decided to make all Ancient Kilts the other way — front apron closing from right to left. This makes the aprons “backwards” compared to a modern kilt, but it allows the plaid to flow up and over the left shoulder. (This is the way Mel wears it in the Braveheart movie.)
Incidentally, plaid over left shoulder is not a hard and fast rule. It most likely originated as a practical way to keep the plaid off your sword arm. If you are left-handed, you will probably want to wear the plaid over your right shoulder. Just let us know — we can Cheater Pleat™ your kilt either way you want!

Please Note — If you add Cheater Pleats— to your kilt, it becomes a custom-made item. Custom-order terms and conditions apply. Please click to view important information about custom-order items.

Sizing

  • 6 yard Ancient Kilt fits up to about a 38 inch waist.
  • 8 yard Ancient Kilt fits up to about a 48 inch waist.
  • 10 yard Ancient Kilt fits up to about about a 54 inch waist.
  • Larger kilts are available. Please contact us.

Depending on waist size, pleats will vary between one and two inches wide (pleats will get wider as waist size increases). If your waist size is close to one of the limits above, consider the next size larger if you want deeper pleats or pleats closer together.

How to measure for your Ancient Kilt

  1. Have someone help you. If you bend even a little while trying to do it yourself, the measurements will change.
  2. Kilt Waist: Measure the waist size at your actual waist, where you usually wear your pants.
  3. Kilt Length: Measure the length from your waist to about the middle of the knee.

Custom-made just for you. Please allow 6-12 weeks for delivery. Please click for important information about custom-order items.

Weight 3 lbs
Medium Weight Old and Rare Tartans

Abercrombie Ancient, Abercrombie Modern, Agnew Ancient, Anderson Modern, Anderson Muted, Angus (District) Modern, Arbuthnot Ancient, Armstrong Ancient, Austin/Keith/Marshall Ancient, Austin/Keith/Marshall Modern, Baillie Ancient, Baillie Polkemmet Ancient, Baird Ancient, Barclay Dress Muted, Barclay Hunting Ancient, Birrell Ancient, Bisset Ancient, Blair Ancient, Blair Modern, Blairlogie Modern, Borthwick Modern, Bowie Ancient, Boyd Ancient, Boyd Modern, Brodie Hunting Modern, Brodie Red Modern, Bruce Modern, Bruce New Modern, Buchanan Hunting Ancient 1955 Variant, Buchanan Hunting Muted, Buchanan Modern Large sett Variant, Buchanan Muted Large Sett Variant, Buchanan Muted MacGregor Hastie Variant, Burnett Ancient, Burnett Modern, Burns Modern, Caledonia (District) Ancient, Caledonia (District) Modern, Cameron Clan Ancient, Cameron Clan Muted, Cameron Hunting Ancient, Cameron Hunting Muted, Cameron of Lochiel Modern, Campbell Argyll Muted*, Campbell of Breadalbane Ancient, Campbell of Cawdor Modern, Campbell of Lochawe Modern, Campbell of Loudoun Ancient, Campbell of Loudoun Modern, Campbell Red Muted, Carmichael Ancient, Carmichael Modern, Carnegie Ancient, Carnegie Modern, Carrick District Hunting Modern, Chattan Clan Ancient, Chisholm Ancient 1842 Variant, Chisholm Hunting Modern, Chisholm Hunting Muted, Christie Ancient, Clark Modern, Clergy Muted, Cochrane Ancient, Cochrane Modern, Cockburn Ancient, Cockburn Modern, Colquhoun Ancient, Connell Modern, Cooper Ancient, Cooper Modern, Craig Ancient, Cranston Dress Muted, Cranstoun Ancient, Crawford Ancient, Crawford Muted, Crieff (District) Dress, Culloden (District) Muted, Cumming Hunting Modern, Cumming/Cumin Red (Clan) Ancient, Cunningham Hunting Ancient, Cunningham Muted, Dalzeil Ancient, Dalzeil Modern, Davidson Ancient 1850 Variant, Davidson Modern, Davidson Tulloch Modern, Douglas (Green) Muted, Douglas Grey Ancient, Drummond Ancient 1842 Variant, Drummond Grey, Drummond of Perth Ancient, Drummond of Perth Modern, Dunbar (District) Ancient, Dunbar (District) Modern, Dunblane (District) Ancient 1729 Variant, Duncan Ancient, Dundas Modern, Dunlop Modern, Dyce Ancient, Elliot Ancient, Erskine (Red & Green) Ancient, Erskine Black & White Modern, Erskine Hunting Modern, Farquharson Ancient 1842 Variant, Farquharson Modern, Ferguson Balquihidder Ancient, Fletcher of Dunans Ancient, Forbes Ancient 1842 Variant, Forbes Modern, Forbes Old Ancient, Forsyth Ancient, Forsyth Ancient 1991 Variant, Forsyth Modern, Fraser Gathering Hunting Modern, Fraser Gathering Red Ancient, Fraser of Altyre Muted, Fraser of Lovat Modern, Fraser of Lovat Muted Wilson of Bannockburn Variant, Fraser Red (Dress) Ancient, Fraser Red (Dress) Muted, Galbraith Modern, Gallowater Old Ancient, Galloway (Red) Modern, Galloway Hunting (Green) Modern, Gillies Modern, Glasgow Muted, Gordon Ancient 1842 Variant, Gow Modern, Graham of Menteith Modern, Graham of Montrose Ancient, Graham of Montrose Muted, Grant (Red) Ancient, Grant Hunting Ancient, Grant New (Bruce) Modern, Grant Rothiemurchus Modern, Gray Hunting Ancient, Gunn Ancient 1842 Variant, Guthrie Modern, Hamilton Green (Hunting) Modern, Hamilton Red Modern, Hamilton Red Muted, Hay & Leith Modern, Hay Modern, Henderson Modern, Henderson Muted, Hepburn Muted, Home/Hume Ancient, Hume/Home Ancient, Huntly District Modern, Inglis Ancient, Inglis Modern, Innes Red Modern, Innes Red Muted, Inverness (District) Modern 1831 Variant, Irvine Modern, Irvine Muted, Jacobite Modern, Jardine Dress Modern, Johnston(e) Modern, Johnston(e) Muted, Keith/Austin/Marshall Ancient, Keith/Austin/Marshall Modern, Kerr (Red) Muted, Kerr (Red) Reproduction, Kerr Hunting Ancient, Kilgour Muted, Kincaid Ancient, Lamont Modern, Lamont Muted, Lauder Ancient, Lennox Muted, Leslie (Dress) Red Modern, Leslie (Dress) Red Muted, Leslie Green (Hunting) Modern, Leslie Green (Hunting) Muted, Lindsay Muted, Livingston(e) Modern, Livingston(e) Muted, Lochaber (District) Old Ancient, Logan/MacLennan Modern, MacAlister Ancient, MacAlister Modern 1810 Variant, MacAlpine Modern, MacAlpine Muted, MacArthur Ancient, MacAulay Hunting Muted, MacAulay Red Ancient, MacAulay Red Modern, MacBean Ancient, MacBean Modern, MacBeth Modern, MacCallum Ancient 1800 Variant, MacColl Ancient, MacColl Modern, MacConnell Modern, MacDiarmid Ancient, MacDonald Dress Ancient, MacDonald Lord of the Isles Hunting Ancient (O&R), MacDonald of Boisdale Modern, MacDonald of Clanranald Muted, MacDonald of Flora Ancient, MacDonald of Glenaladale Modern, MacDonald of Kingsburgh Ancient, MacDonald of Sleat Modern, MacDonald of Staffa Ancient, MacDonald of Staffa Modern, MacDonald of the Isles (Hunting) Modern, MacDonald of the Isles Red Ancient, MacDonnell of Glengarry Ancient, MacDonnell of Glengarry Ancient 1847 Variant, MacDonnell of Glengarry Modern, MacDonnell of Glengarry Modern 1907 Variant, MacDonnell of Keppoch Ancient 1847 Variant, MacDonnell of Keppoch Modern 1906 Variant, MacDougall Modern, MacDougall Muted, MacDuff (Red) Modern, MacDuff Hunting Ancient, MacDuff Muted 1842 Variant, MacEwan Ancient, MacFadyen Modern, MacFadzean Ancient, MacFarlane (Red) Modern, MacFarlane Hunting Modern, MacGillivray Ancient, MacGillivray Modern, MacGregor of Balquhidder Muted, MacGregor Rob Roy Modern, MacHardy Ancient, MacHardy Modern, MacInnes (Hunting) Modern, MacInnes (Red) Muted, MacInnes Hunting Muted, MacInroy Modern, MacIntosh (Red) Muted, MacIntosh (Red) Muted1821 Variant, MacIntosh Hunting Modern, MacIntyre (Hunting) Muted, MacIntyre of Glenorchy Modern, MacIver Modern, MacIvor Muted, MacKay Blue Ancient, MacKay Modern, MacKellar Modern, MacKinlay Ancient, MacKinnon Hunting Ancient, MacKinnon Red Modern 1842 Variant, MacLachlan (Red) Muted, MacLachlan Old Ancient, MacLachlan Old Muted, MacLaine of Lochbuie (Red) Muted, MacLaine of Lochbuie Hunting Ancient, MacLaren Ancient 1819 Variant, MacLaren Muted, MacLean Hunting Modern, MacLean Hunting Muted, MacLean of Duart (Red) Modern, MacLean of Duart (Red) Muted, MacLellan Ancient, MacLennan/Logan Modern, MacLeod (Red) Modern, MacLeod Dress (Lewis) Muted, MacLeod Hunting (Harris) Modern, MacLeod of Raasay Modern, MacLintock Modern, MacMillan Dress Muted, MacMillan Hunting Modern, MacMillan Old Ancient, MacMillan Old Modern, MacNab Ancient 1819 Variant, MacNaughton Modern, MacNeil of Colonsay Ancient, MacNeil of Colonsay Modern, MacNeil Old Ancient, MacNicol/Nicolson (Red) Ancient, MacNicol/Nicolson (Red) Modern, MacNicol/Nicolson (Red) Muted, MacNicol/Nicolson Hunting Ancient, MacPhail Hunting Ancient, MacPhail Red Muted, MacPherson (Red) Muted, MacPherson of Cluny (Red) Modern, MacPhie/MacPhee Ancient, MacPhie/MacPhee Modern, MacPhie/MacPhee Muted, MacQuarrie Modern, MacQuarrie Muted1815 Variant, MacQueen Muted, MacRae (Red) Modern, MacRae (Red) Muted, MacRae Hunting Modern, MacRae Hunting Muted, MacSporran Ancient, MacTaggart Modern, MacTavish Ancient, MacTavish Ancient 1850 Variant, MacThomas Ancient, Malcolm Modern, Manitoba, Manx Hunting Ancient (ITI# 149), Manx Laxey Ancient (ITI# 202), Mar (Tribe of) (Green) Ancient, Marshall/Keith/Austin Ancient, Marshall/Keith/Austin Modern, Mathieson Hunting Modern, Mathieson Red Modern, Mathieson Red Muted, Maxwell Modern, Maxwell Muted, Melville Modern, Menzies Black & Red, Menzies Hunting (Green) Muted, Middleton Modern, Mitchell Modern, Moncrieffe Muted, Montgomery Ancient1815 Variant, Montgomery Blue & Green Modern, Morgan Ancient, Morrison Green (Hunting) Modern, Morrison Red Modern, Morrison Red Muted, Mowat Ancient, Muir Ancient, Muir Modern, Munro Modern, Munro Muted, Murphy/Tara (Ancient), Murray of Elibank Ancient, Murray of Tullibardine Modern, Murray of Tullibardine Muted, Napier Modern, Nicolson/MacNicol (Red) Ancient, Nicolson/MacNicol (Red) Modern, Nicolson/MacNicol (Red) Muted, Nicolson/MacNicol Hunting Ancient, Nisbet Modern, Nisbet Muted, Nova Scotia, Ogilve Hunting Modern, Ogilve of Airlie Ancient, Ogilvie Old Ancient, Oliphant Ancient, Oliphant Modern, Prince of Wales, Ramsay Blue Modern, Ramsay Red Modern, Rattray Ancient, Renwick Ancient, Robertson of Struan Ancient, Robertson Red Modern 1842 Variant, Robertson Red Muted, Rollo Ancient, Rose Hunting Ancient, Rose Red Modern, Rose Red Muted, Ross Hunting Ancient, Ross Red Modern 1842 Variant, Ross Red Muted, Rothesay (District) Hunting Muted, Royal Canadian Air Force, Russell Modern, Ruthven Modern, Scott Brown (Hunting) Muted, Scott Green Muted, Scott Red Modern, Scott Red Muted, Scott Sir Walter Modern, Scottish Odyssey Ancient, Scrimgeour Muted, Seton Hunting Muted, Seton Modern, Seton Muted, Shaw Ancient, Shaw Modern, Shaw of Tordarroch (Green) Hunting Ancient, Shaw of Tordarroch (Red) Modern, Sinclair Hunting (Green) Ancient 1842 Variant, Sinclair Hunting (Green) Modern, Sinclair Red Modern, Sinclair Red Muted, Skene Modern, Smith Modern, Smith Muted, Sommerville Ancient, Stephenson Ancient (ITI # 517), Stevenson Modern (ITI # 1558), Stewart of Appin (Red) Modern, Stewart of Appin (Red) Muted, Stewart of Appin (Red) Muted 1842 Variant, Stewart of Appin Hunting Modern, Stewart of Ardshiel Modern, Stewart of Atholl Modern, Stewart of Atholl Muted, Stewart of Fingask Modern, Stewart of Galloway Modern, Stewart Old Sett Modern, Stewart Old Sett Muted, Stewart Royal Ancient, Stone of Destiny Muted, Strathearn District Modern, Strathearn District Muted, Stuart (Stewart) of Bute Muted, Stuart (Stewart) Pr. Charles Edward 1842 Var, Sutherland Old Ancient 1842 Variant, Sutherland Old Modern 1842 Variant, Tara/Murphy, Taylor Ancient, Thomson Grey Muted, Thomson Hunting Muted, Turnbull Dress Modern, Turnbull Hunting Ancient, Ulster Red Modern, Ulster Weathered, Urquhart Ancient, Urquhart Broad Red Modern, Urquhart Muted, Wallace (Green) Hunting Muted, Wallace Red Muted, Watson Modern, Weir Modern, Welsh National Ancient, Welsh National Modern, Wemyss Modern, Wilson Muted, Wotherspoon Modern

Ancient Kilt Size

6 Yard Ancient Kilt, 8 Yard Ancient Kilt, 10 Yard Ancient Kilt

Waist Size (Inches)

26W, 27W, 28W, 29W, 30W, 31W, 32W, 33W, 34W, 35W, 36W, 37W, 38W, 39W, 40W, 41W, 42W, 43W, 44W, 45W, 46W, 47W, 48W, 49W, 50W, 51W, 52W, 53W, 54W, 55W, 56W, 57W, 58W, 59W, 60W

Length (inches)

18L, 19L, 20L, 21L, 22L, 23L, 24L, 25L, 26L

Height

4ft 11in, 5ft 0in, 5ft 1in, 5ft 2in, 5ft 3in, 5ft 4in, 5ft 5in, 5ft 6in, 5ft 7in, 5ft 8in, 5ft 9in, 5ft 10in, 5ft 11in, 6ft 0in, 6ft 1in, 6ft 2in, 6ft 3in, 6ft 4in, 6ft 5in, 6ft 6in

Cheater Pleats

No Pleats, Pleat to Sett, Pleat to Stripe, Box Pleats

Iron Pleats

Do not iron, Lightly ironed, Crisply ironed

Straps and Buckles

No Straps or Buckles, Add Straps and Buckles

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