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  • Object:


  • 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:


  • 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)


early 20th century (made)


Bert (wigmakers)

Materials and Techniques

Human hair and paint on netting

Marks and inscriptions

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


Circumference: 55.7 cm

Descriptive line

Wig from an unidentified production, sprayed gold


Human hair; Gold paint; Netting




Entertainment & Leisure; Theatre costume; Dance


Theatre and Performance Collection

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