Human hair samples; Late 19th Century; XHC.206


Human hair samples

About this object

Three locks of blonde human hair; each tied with a blue silk bow at end. The locks of hair are set on an ivory silk backing and enclosed in a wooden frame.

Believed to be the hair of the children of Harry Atkinson's second marriage.

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Date Made

Late 19th Century

Medium and Materials

human hair; glass; wood; silk


18.5 x 23 x 1.7cm

Credit Line

Collection of Hurworth Cottage, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

Object Type

Hair sample

Object number


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