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Wig

  • Object:

    Wig

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. early 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Human hair on lace netting

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Jennifer Aylmer Jones MBE

  • Museum number:

    S.1457-1984

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This wig was worn by Sir Felix Aylmer in an unidentified production. Most wigs for the stage are made from human or animal hair, knotted into a net base. These materials are flexible and comfortable to wear under hot stage lighting.

Physical description

Wig worn by Felix Aylmer, made from fair-grey human hair, hooked into a hand-made lace wig cap. The hair is sparse on the top of the wig to create a balding effect.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

ca. early 20th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Human hair on lace netting

Descriptive line

Wig worn in unidentified productions by Felix Aylmer

Materials

Human hair; Netting

Techniques

Wig-making

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Costumes

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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