‘Getting Dressed in the 18th Century – The Busk’.

The video we made for Lady Lever Art Gallery on ‘Getting Dressed in the 18th Century’ raised a couple of interesting questions. One that frequently occurred was ‘what is the wooden thing that goes in the front?’. The answer is a ‘busk and we have made a short film to explain what a ‘busk’ is:

The replica busks were made by Arthur Roberts and carved by Coral Evans of the Sudbrooke Carving Club.

Replica 18th century busks

The second frequently asked question was ‘who dressed the maid?’ So Crow’s Eye Productions plan to make a short film showing just how a working woman dressed and how she managed to be fashionable too!

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