Antique German Personalized Hat Form c.1920
An original German 1920's wooden wig maker's block/form used in a New York wig studio with the original hairline patterns and name of the client.
- CREATOR Unknown.
DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1920s.
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Wood.
- CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
- DIMENSIONS H 9 in. W 6 in. D 8 in.
In millinery, 'blocking' is the process of shaping material onto a mold to form the body of the hat. Hat blocks are the molds used in this process. They are usually carved from wood, but you can also find aluminum and poly blocks.