Letter: All correct on origins of kilt

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Sir: Rawlinson's contribution was achieved by cutting in two the long and heavy woolcloth which till then was used in the manner described by the "Gentleman in the North of Scotland".

The long woolcloth would be prepared for use on the ground; the folds then were not stitched, and the owner would, apparently, roll in it. Not a very practical way to dress, but one should remember that this same woolcloth, when needed, would be unfolded and used as a blanket.

R MARANIELLO

London NW11

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