HAIR RECEIVERS

A recognizable component within Victorian ebony vanity sets; the hair receiver was a further extension of the nineteenth century's obsession with hair. A small lidded pot with a finger-sized indented hole, it was designed to house any loose strands extracted while brushing. The resulting mass was made into 'ratts', potato-sized bundles stuffed, shaped and sewn into hairnets, and worn beneath the owner's hair to create volume and height. It was, of course, a perfect match…

 

(2017) repurposed ebony & hair

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