This stunning Scottish wool tartan arisaidh is truly one-of-a-kind and inspired by the 14th century highlander woman’s arisaidh. The arisaidh is elegant and practical and favored by the woman who lived and worked in the beautiful green highlands of Scotland. It was worn belted around the waist and the extra fabric could be pinned at the breast and worn up as a hood to keep warm in the rain and cold. The excess could also be rolled and tied about the waist or tucked into the belt in warmer weather and to keep it from interfering with chores. It also provided lots of 'pockets' to perhaps stash a spindle and wool or herbs gathered from the fields.
The chemise has a classic style and is roomy and comfortable. It makes the perfect nightgown! A simple, full skirt in your choice of color is also included. The skirt and chemise will be made to your measurements.
The early period Lady Morrigan Ensemble below includes one 4 yard arisaidh (60 inches wide), one 2 panel peasant skirt and one full-length natural (cream) or bleached (white) Lady Rose muslin chemise.
Add an Embroidered Head Kertch or a matching tartan Tam o'Shanter in the Accessories menu! (and be sure to include your head size...)
NOTE: The stay (or bodice) is NOT included in this order. Please contact us for a consult before ordering.
Subject to availability of wool! Our wool tartan products are milled in Scotland and take a minimum of 3 weeks to ship, but may take longer under certain circumstances.
NOTE: If you choose to leave a color or fabric field blank, we will match your garment with the best available choices.