Historically Constructed 18th Century Wigs
Since the founding of our company in 2010, we dreamt of researching and developing a line of wigs built using period techniques and materials. In 2017, we began the journey to learn how wig makers in the 17th and 18th century built their wigs. Our research included learning how to create knitted net foundations and hand-woven weft. We also studied extant examples of wigs to see how the internal structures were built. From there, we crafted some test wigs to see which materials and techniques lent themselves best to being worn in the modern era.
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The Creation of our 18th Century Wigs
The foundation for the wig is handmade netting, produced to the size and shape of your head. The hair is hand-knotted into strips called “weft”, using of a pair of wooden weaving posts and silk threads. These handmade strips of hair are produced to exactly the size needed for each row of hair in the wig. The strips are then hand sewn to the foundation. Once the wig’s hair is attached, the wig is cut and styled.
It is with tremendous pride and pleasure that we present the 18th Century Collection. For more photos and additional information, including the order form and details, please click on the photo or name of the wig.
Check out Making the 18th Century Collection to learn more about the methods and materials we use to build these historical wigs.