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Brat / Cloak

The iconic Gaelic cloak or mantle, known as the Brat, has as long a history as the Léine. But unlike the Léine, the Brat comes in a wide variety of hues. Our Bratanna (plural) are made to the highest standards, copying the established medieval style. The Brat is made in three pieces, or strips of cloth, sewn together, giving a semi-circular shape. Such methods of construction are not neccesary today, as we have wider looms than those of the medieval period. However, we stick to the ancient ways as we have found that the extra material, though it be little, and the extra sewing, actually helps the garment to hang close to the body and less likely to 'fly away' in the wind.

The Brat has a row of fringing, usually of wool, but sometimes of hemp or linen, added all along the outer border. The fringing is thicker (and usually longer) on the straight edge, at the part which sits along the shoulders. A design that shows its true effect during inclement weather when it acts as a protector against the elements. Any colour can be found on the Brat including speckled cloth, stripes, checks and tartans. All our Brats are hand-made and individual.

PLEASE NOTE:

— We post worldwide.

— Our Bratanna are made with the finest materials such as Irish wool and linen.

— Full size brat, on average, has 54 feet of fringing (cotton or wool). There are approx. 1300 yards of yarn in hand-made wool fringing of full size brat and 850 yards of yarn in a hand-made wool fringing of half size. This makes the Brat a very time consuming and expensive item to produce, but also authentic and unique.

— Brats do not have to be worn with traditional clothing. They look stunning worn with modern attire including evening wear, see examples immidiately below.


BR001

Fabric: Medium weight -100% wool

Colour: Black

Fringing: Yellow. Hand-made 100% wool (approx. 1300 yards of yarn)

Size: Full size

SOLD

BR002

Fabrict: Medium to heavy weight -100% wool

Colour: Light olive green and black check/tartan

Fringing: Yellow, 100% wool

Size: Full size

Price: €369.00+P&P

BR003

Fabric: Heavy weight -100% wool

Colour: Herring bone, dark blue

Fringing: Red. Hand-made 100% wool (approx. 1300 yards of yarn)

Size: Full size

SOLD

SOLD

BR004

Fabric: Medium weight -100% wool

Colour: Grey and brown check/tartan

Fringing: Blue-grey. Hand-made 100% wool (approx. 1300 yards of yarn)

Size: Full size

SOLD

 

BR006

Fabric: Light weight -100% wool

Colour: Simple red and dark-ligh grey check/tartan

Fringing: Grey-red, 100% cotton

Size: Full size, suitable for tall person

Price: €305.00+P&P

SOLD

BR007

Fabric: Light weight -100% wool

Colour: Light oatmeal

Fringing: Green, 100% cotton

Size: Full size, suitable for tall person

SOLD

 

BR008

Fabrict: Medium weight -100% wool

Colour: Oatmeal with dark brown flecks

Fringing: Alternating bands of orange and brown. Hand-made 100% wool (approx. 850 yards of yarn)

Size: 3/4 size, suitable for both females and males

SOLD

 

BR0010

Fabric: Medium weight -100% wool

Colour: Green and pink check/tartan

Fringing: Green. Hand-made 100% wool (approx. 1300 yards of yarn)

Size: Full size

SOLD

BR011

Fabric: Light weight wool

Colour: Dark brown, light brown and green check/tartan

Fringing: Green-grey 100% cotton

Size: 1/2-size, suitable for adults and children

SOLD

BR0012

Fabric: Medium weight -100% wool

Colour: Blue and grey check/tartan

Fringing: Dark blue. Hand-made 100% wool (approx. 1300 yards of yarn)

Size: Full size

Price: €369.00+P&P


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