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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:

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

— Full size brat, on average, has an amazing 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: Mid-weight 100% Irish wool.

Colour: Dark brown with light brown and white flecks.

Fringing: Wool. Mottled dark brown, light brown and cream.

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

Price: €270.00+P&P.

SOLD

 

BR002

Fabrict: Mid-weight 100% Irish wool.

Colour: Oatmeal with dark brown flecks.

Fringing: Wool. Alternating bands of black and bright red.

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

Price: €270.00+P&P.

SOLD

 

BR003

Fabric: Heavy weight 100% Irish wool.

Colour: Simple blue and black check/tartan.

Fringing: black, 100% linen.

Size: Full size.

Price: €290.00+P&P.

SOLD

 

BR004

Fabric: Medium weight 100% Irish wool.

Colour: Simple grey and dark-light brown check/tartan.

Fringing: grey-green, 100% cotton.

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

Price: €240.00+P&P.

SOLD

BR005

Fabric: Medium weight 100% Irish wool.

Colour: Simple grey and dark-ligh blue check/tartan.

Fringing: grey-blue, 100% cotton.

Size: Full size, suitable for tall person.

Price: €290.00+P&P.

SOLD

 

BR006

Fabric: Light weight 100% Irish wool.

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

Fringing: grey-red, 100% cotton.

Size: Full size, suitable for tall person.

Price: €290.00+P&P.

BR007

Fabric: Light weight 100% Irish wool.

Colour: Light oatmeal.

Fringing: green, 100% cotton.

Size: Full size, suitable for tall person.

Price: €290.00+P&P.

 

BR008

Fabrict: Mid-weight 100% Irish wool.

Colour: Oatmeal with dark brown flecks.

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

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

Price: €300.00+P&P.

BR009

Fabric: Medium weight 100% Irish wool.

Colour: Black, slight herring bone design and decorative crossings.

Fringing: cream, 100% cotton.

Size: Full size.

Price: €300.00+P&P.

 

BR0010

Fabric: Medium weight 100% Irish wool.

Colour: Green and pink check/tartan.

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

Size: Full size.

Price: €320.00+P&P.

 

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.

Price: €240.00+P&P.