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Wig

  • Object:

    Wig

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    early 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bert (wigmakers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Human hair and paint on netting

  • Credit Line:

    Given by The Royal Academy of Dancing

  • Museum number:

    S.1517-1982

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Wig sprayed gold, worn in an unknown production. Most wigs for the stage are made from human or animal hair, knotted into a net base - these materials are flexible and light to wear under the hot stage lights. This wig has been spray-painted with gold paint, designed to create a spectacular metallic effect under the lighting.

Physical description

Wig made from fair human hair woven into a caul net cap. The hair has been sprayed with gold paint and has been set in pin-curls held in place with hair grips. The hair has been styled into a 1920s finger-waved bob style.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

early 20th century (made)

Artist/maker

Bert (wigmakers)

Materials and Techniques

Human hair and paint on netting

Marks and inscriptions

"Bert, maker, 46 Portnall Rd. Maida Hill, W9."
"152"

Dimensions

Circumference: 55.7 cm

Descriptive line

Wig from an unidentified production, sprayed gold

Materials

Human hair; Gold paint; Netting

Techniques

Wig-making

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Theatre costume; Dance

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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