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Kilt - Scovell & Spurling, McDonald Tartan, circa 1917 Reg. No: SH 870036 2
- Kilt in McDonald Tartan, made by Scovell & Spurling, circa 1917. It is part of a child's costume used in Highland dancing in Victoria.
Highland dance refers to a style of athletic solo dancing which developed in the Highlands of Scotland, and is often performed to the accompaniment of Highland bagpipe music. It developed into its current form during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in the context of competitions at public events, particularly the Highland games.
Highland dance has been subject to many influences from outside the Highlands. For example, it has been heavily influenced by the urban aesthetics of the patrons and judges of dance competitions since the nineteenth century.
- Tartan kilt in McDonald tartan, with silk lining around waist, four ribbon rosettes held onto the front of the kilt by four diamond-shaped silver buttons with a thistle emblem on each.
- Acquisition Information:
- Cultural Gifts Donation from Miss Betty Nixon, 1987
- Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
|Dimensions:||50 mm (Height), 610 mm (Width), 610 mm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||Folded as worn|
|Tagged with:||clothing, entertainment, leisure activities, scottish communities, scottish cultural activities, scottish immigration, dancing, scottish textiles, europe, kilts, tartan|
|Themes this item is part of:||Childhood & Youth Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Leisure Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection|
|Primary Classification:||CULTURAL IDENTITY|
|Secondary Classification:||Ethnicity - Clothing|
|Tertiary Classification:||regional costume|
|Manufacturer:||Scovell & Spurling Pty. Ltd., Footscray, Victoria, Australia, circa 1917|
|Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, circa 1917|
|References:||See Parent Record|