We are pleased to offer you this exquisite and exclusive item, a completely hand sewn and historically accurate 18th century women's calash. This item was available only to the highest class of women and was the epitome of fashion for the 1770s and 1780s, where the calash would have been used to protect a woman's styled hair, or wig, from damage as a result of the elements, as well as purely being a fashion statement. The wealth required to purchase such an item was extensive and the signal it sent was equally as stunning.
Our calash is completely hand sewn and only uses period materials, such as 100% silk and silk ribbon, as well as cotton twill tape for ties. This item is made on request and is not kept on in stock, owing to the cost and the delicate nature of the calash. This calash should be worn with your most extravagant gown and should be carefully worn and stored. We are quite proud of this piece, being quite a rare and unique item in the fashion closet of an 18th century woman of means. This item is not meant, nor appropriate for a "camp follower", this is intended for only the wealthiest women in society and for those who wish to make a statement with their fashion, to the rest, let them eat cake.
As this is a custom item and as it is hand sewn using period materials, it takes longer than most items to produce and ship, accordingly, it will be ready in six to eight weeks (usually sooner) from the order date and made to your requirements.
All items are sold as is and are produced on a per order basis; each work is a custom piece and reproduced (where applicable) by hand and using period materials as close as possible to the original materials used in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. All items may be subject to a delay and currently each item will require one to two weeks to produce and ship from our workshop, unless otherwise noted. All bespoke modern and historical clothing and items are dependent upon the measurements provided by you, the buyer and we cannot take responsibility for mishitting items as a result of improperly provided measurements and associated requirements. Custom fitting appointments are available in person and virtually, for those who require them and where applicable; please contact us as to arrange such an appointment. Please contact us for special requests, specific items that you might have in mind and other such requirements that we might be able to assist you with.