Plaid

PLAID, PLODDAN
The chequered cloak or mantle still worn in Scotland. In 1598 it was stated " the citizens' wives and women of Scotland did weare cloaks made of a coarse cloth of two or three colours in chequer work, vulgarly called ' Ploddar'," and " plaiding " is still the term for the chequered tartans in the Lowlands. The Gaelic term for the plaid is breacan feile - literally " the chequered, striped, or spotted covering " and the particoloured cloth woven by the Gauls and Britons was by them called breach and bryean, from breac, specked or spotted. The plaid worn by the men was originally a large mantle of one piece belted round the body, and thence called " the belted plaid " (see Tartan)

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