'Sheila' Vintage Intricate Ruffle Edge Plaited Wheatstraw Braid - 23mm Wide


This is the braid that every milliner dreams of, and boy oh boy is it rare!

Made from wheatstraw, it has been plaited into a super intricate ruffled edge pattern. Completely hand woven, it would have taken great time and skill to make a braid of this caliber. 

We don't know how exactly old this stuff is, but it's previous owner had it passed down from their family over for 40 years ago - so potentially we are looking at an antique here! 

Kept in perfect dry, dark, conditions, it hasn't seen the light of day until now. Use it as a trim or go all out and make a full hat from it. Tested for fragility, it still has plenty of bend in it, but you will want to treat this braid with great care to avoid breaking it. 

Braid measures: Around 23mm (0.9 inches) wide

Available by the metre (1.09 yards). Multiple lengths purchased will arrive as one long continuous piece. 

We also have a few hanks up for grabs for a lucky few that measure around 55m (60 yards).