Early Irish Garb Ensemble: Early Irish Garb Ensemble [Costuming, Culture Studies, Embroidery, Fiber Arts, History, Leatherworking, Nallbinding, Research, Shoe Making] by Siobhán an Einigh of Connacht
For this entry I am presenting an example ensemble of early Irish garb. Clothing in early
Ireland was regulated more based on rank and profession than by gender – here I demonstrate the
garb of a higher ranked woman, a filidh bard in fact. I have used depictions from the Book of the
Kells and the Cross of Muirdach to fill in where the archaeological record and legal codes do
not, as linen does not survive particularly well over the years. Pictures associated with this
document can be found in the accompanying Book of Pictures, with the relevant picture denoted by
a section number and a letter indicating the order.