Man’s At-home Robe (Banyan), France, circa 1760, Silk satin with supplementary weft float patterning; lined with striped plain weave silk. LACMA See detail here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/278589926923439238/

Man’s At-home Robe (Banyan), France, circa 1760, Silk satin with supplementary weft float patterning; lined with striped plain weave silk. LACMA See detail here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/278589926923439238/

1780-90 Men's wig and wig bag. Wig made from bleached horse hair mane. The hair comprises of loops which are braided into "strings" or cords which run in parallel rows of which are attached to a fine diamond-pane silk sheet. The lining comprises another layer of coarser silk net. Belonged to Thomas Carill-Worsley, who lived at Platt Hall. Gallery of Costume, Manchester.

1780-90 Men's wig and wig bag. Wig made from bleached horse hair mane. The hair comprises of loops which are braided into "strings" or cords which run in parallel rows of which are attached to a fine diamond-pane silk sheet. The lining comprises another layer of coarser silk net. Belonged to Thomas Carill-Worsley, who lived at Platt Hall. Gallery of Costume, Manchester.

Man's silk velvet suit, c.1770, part of the costume collection at Ham House, Surrey. ©National Trust Images/John Hammond.

Man's silk velvet suit, c.1770, part of the costume collection at Ham House, Surrey. ©National Trust Images/John Hammond.

1780-1800 French Wig made of silk, metal, linen, leather, and horsehair. The style and materials of this horsehair wig are consistent with a late-18th century date. Wigs of this period are very rare. Via MMA.

1780-1800 French Wig made of silk, metal, linen, leather, and horsehair. The style and materials of this horsehair wig are consistent with a late-18th century date. Wigs of this period are very rare. Via MMA.

Banyan Date: second half 18th century Culture: European Medium: silk, wool, linen

Banyan Date: second half 18th century Culture: European Medium: silk, wool, linen

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