Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | September 14, 2011

Factoid #15: Léine

Factoid #15:

The léine (lee-noo), also called a saffron shirt, was a linen, belted tunic worn by Gaelic men in both Ireland and Scotland–prior to belted plaids and kilts. This knee-length garment was often dyed yellow and had big sleeves and a flared skirt with many folds. Women wore a similar, ankle-length tunic.



  1. Cool. I didn’t know that. Thanks for teaching me something new today!

    • You’re very welcome, Casey. Cheers, Ashley

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