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Medium
canvas, nylon, wire, polyester
Measurements
168.0 cm irreg. (outer circumference) 39.0 cm (height) 62.0 cm (width)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Inscription
label, inner lining, black polyester on white polyester: N / RICHARD / NYLON
Accession Number
2003.22
Department
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 2003
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Wide, large headpiece constructed from milliners canvas featuring two conical sections extending outwards from a central widows peak section at the forehead. The large cones feature thick fly away strips of nylon "hair" descending from the outer most edges. The entire headpiece fastens to the head by a wire headband and plastic comb.