Today's fly plaid is both a testament to the traditional kilt (now commonly referred to as the "Great Kilt") and a reminder of its vast evolution.
Kilts in the past were much bigger than those worn today. A kilt was so big that men in kilts had to wrap it around the body and sling it over the back. Less fabric was used as the kilt's purpose and size grew, and the extension over the shoulder was gradually lost.
The Scottish plaid brooch was a method of organizing the kilt's excess cloth, which was not bunched up into pleats. It was a locally developed necessity that originated from Middle Ages cloak clasps. When worn with a modern kilt fly plaid, the fly plaid brooch has become more ornamental.
Fly plaid brooches nowadays are typically worn to such formal events as weddings, funerals, christenings, or graduations.
Measures approx. 3.5" across (8.8cm)
Strong and sturdy pin and hook fastening system
Made in the UK