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Hair - Hair sample

Hair sample

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    Late 20th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Human hair

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a sample switch of brown human hair of the type used in wig-making. Most wigs for the stage are made from human or animal hair, knotted in to a net base. These materials are flexible and light to wear under the hot stage lights.

Physical description

A sample switch of medium brown human hair, for use in wigmaking. The hair is tied with string.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


Late 20th century (made)

Materials and Techniques

Human hair


Length: 38.1 cm

Descriptive line

Sample switch of medium brown human hair.


Human hair




Entertainment & Leisure; Theatre; Make-up


Theatre and Performance Collection

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