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Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Worn by:
George Clinton, American, born 1941  Search this
Medium:
synthetic fiber
Dimensions:
H x W: 23 1/2 x 12 in. (59.7 x 30.5 cm)
Diameter: 9 in. (22.9 cm)
Type:
wigs
Date:
1990-2010
Description:
This black and rainbow-colored wig was worn by George Clinton. The synthetic hair is a mullet style with the back reaching below the shoulders. Most of the hair is black, but rainbow-colored chunks and braids, strands of silver plastic beads, pink and blue tinsel wrapped around coily curls of the black hair, and plastic iridescent flowers accent the wig throughout. The synthetic hairs are attached to a thin strip of woven tape, which is formed into a skullcap using pieces of black lace. A solid panel of black lace is attached at the interior front quarter. A rectangular panel of black synthetic fabric is attached at the interior center back with a length of thin ribbon across the middle of the panel that has lines of stitching forming flat loops in the ribbon. Two (2) black elastic straps extend one on each side from the center back, each strap has a plastic hook at the end closest to the center back that is attached around the ribbon loops on the fabric panel. A label inside the wig reads "100% synthetic fiber / Made in China" with no manufacturer listed.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Love to the planet
Object number:
2011.83.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Costume
Movement:
Afrofuturism
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a758284d-cda6-4630-8e7e-ab6c2d0878d7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.83.2