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Moustache - Moustache

Moustache

  • Object:

    Moustache

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. early 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Animal hair on netting

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Jennifer Aylmer MBE

  • Museum number:

    S.310-1985

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This false moustache was worn on stage by Sir Felix Aylmer in an unidentified production. Most hairpieces for the stage are made from human or animal hair, knotted into a net or gauze base. These materials are flexible and light to wear under hot stage lights. This moustache is made from fair animal hair, most likely yak hair.

Physical description

False moustache made from fair-grey animal hair, likely yak hair, knotted into a hand-made lace foundation.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

ca. early 20th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Animal hair on netting

Descriptive line

Moustache worn on stage by Sir Felix Aylmer

Materials

Hair; Netting

Techniques

Wig-making

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Theatre

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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