Gum Hair; early 20th century; 1992.213


Gum Hair

About this object

An example of gum hair made by melting and pulling gum into fine strands and then plaiting it.

Date Made

early 20th century

Medium and Materials

Kauri gum

Place Made

New Zealand

Subject and Association Description

Gum hair was a specialist hobby made by melting the gum and stretching into delicate strands and then plaiting them to resemble hair.

Credit Line

Gift of Les Murphy family

Object Type

Gum Hair

Object number


Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

This object is from
kauri gum

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