Archaeological discoveries in Austria give merit to claims that Austrians
invented tartan kilts.
A tartan sample dating to 320 BCE is causing a sensation for kiltmakers - in
Austria. Discovered in Molzbichl in Carinthia, the original Celtic kilt is
1,300 years older than the Scottish variety, and a modern version is selling
well in stores once known for their Lederhosen.
"The success of the Carinthian kilt in particular has surprised even me," said
clothier Thomas Rettl. "I am hoping to sell more in Scotland as well, and in
recognition of our shared Celtic past with the Scots I am making a deer
leather kilt - a mixture of a tartan cloth and a pair of lederhosen."
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