Philabeg

Some articles on philabeg:

Belted Plaid - The Kilt At Highland Games Today
... of the modern short kilt (or feilidh-beag, meaning little wrap, and often Anglicized to philabeg with various spellings) are still much in debate ... What is clear is that the philabeg originated from the belted plaid sometime in the early 18th Century, or perhaps somewhat earlier ... The philabeg consisted essentially of the lower half only of a plaide, gathered or pleated and held around the waist with a belt ...
History Of The Kilt - The Small Kilt or Walking Kilt
... or early 18th century the fèileadh beag, filibeg, or philabeg (the small kilt) using a single width of cloth hanging down below the belt came into use and became quite popular throughout the ... The small kilt or philabeg is a clear development from the great kilt, i.e ... So while it may well be the case that Rawlinson promoted the philabeg, he is no longer credited with inventing it ...