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Armlet Armlet

One of a pair of armlets of human hair with brass mounts

Brooch Brooch

Heart-shaped brooch with gold fittings, a silver border set with 13 diamonds, and a glass centre said to contain the hair of Prince Charles Edward Stuart given by him to Lady Mary Clark, 18th century

Snuffbox Snuffbox

Metal snuff box containing a lock of hair, sent by Corporal Thomas Caldwell to his mother, on or after 13 October 1857

Model Model

Small model of a human head with long hair for electrical experiments, used by Fox Talbot, unsigned, c. 1850

Earring Earring

One of a pair of earrings of dark brown plaited human hair, consisting of three spherical woven beads: English, mid 19th century

Earring Earring

One of a pair of earrings of dark brown plaited human hair, consisting of three spherical woven beads: English, mid 19th century

Brooch Brooch

Oval brooch of gold with glass covered compartment containing plaited hair surrounded by a border of seed pearls, engraved on back 'M.C. Obt. 4 Novr. 1859': English, 19th century

Brooch Brooch

Oval curved brooch of gold enameled in white and dark brown and set with seed pearls and plaited brown human hair within a glazed compartment: English or Scottish, late 19th century

Pagor Pagor

Pagor (headdress) consisting of cane and red cloth loops decorated with turquoise, coral and strings of pearl-like glass beads, and with two attached human hair plaits, style of headdress worn by women in southern Tibet, part of a woman's outfit held in place with cords and hooks: Tibet, 19th century AD

Avikisaphu Avikisaphu

Basket of canework used by warriors to carry bamboo spikes or panjis, with ceremonial tail, worn at the small of the back (the basket is worn at the hip when not accompanied by the tail), consisting of a basket of canework with a cane loop above and a long rod at the bottom from which hangs a fringe of red and black human hair: India, Assam, Sumi Naga

Asaphu Asaphu

Basket of canework used by warriors to carry bamboo spikes or panjis, worn on the hip when not accompanied by the ceremonial tail (when it is worn at the small of the back), conical, with a cane loop above and ornamented with a horizontal band of trimmed red dyed goat hair overlapping a fringe of black human hair: India, Assam, Sumi Naga

Warrior's tail Warrior's tail

Basket of canework used by warriors to carry bamboo spikes or panjis, with ceremonial tail, worn at the small of the back (the basket is worn at the hip when not accompanied by the tail), consisting of a curved bamboo rod decorated with a fringe of red-dyed and white goat hair and black human hair: India, Kohima, Angami Naga

Body armour Body armour

Body armour with high back to protect the neck and head, of plaited coir string with lozenges of human hair: Micronesian, Kiribati

Headdress Headdress

Headdress of cane and barkcloth ornamented with feathers and discs of pearl shell: Polynesian, Austral Islands, Tubuai Islands, Rurutu Island

Necklet, chief's Necklet, chief's

Chief's necklet of sinnet, human hair and whale bone, some of the pendants representing stool tops and testicles, both of which symbolize attributes of rank and virility: Polynesian, from Mangaia, Cook Islands, 18th century

Sling Sling

Sling of plaited coconut fibre with toggle in carved bone and terminating in tassel of human hair: Polynesian, St Christina, Marquesas Group

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