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Metamorphosis hand felted theatrical head dress

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This is a unique and one-off a kind hand felted head dress loosely modelled on the chrysalis and caterpillar of the Owl butterfly from Central America.

Totally quirky and sure to attract lots of attention, this head dress fits snugly around the head and looks very theatrical when worn. It was made to go with the Metamorphosis wrap which is for sale seperately.

The Metamorphosis head dress has been wet felted by hand from Alpaca, Shetland and Merino wool and incorporates hand dyed silk and recycled silk fabrics. Well made felt is amazingly strong, hard wearing and tactile and is is also very comfortable against the skin, breathable and water repellant, so this can be worn outside without fear of being ruined when it rains. This head dress has not been stiffened, but rather stand up all by itself in an amazing feat of gravity defying magic.

I recently exhibited this alongside my bird masks and garments and had great fun watching people's reaction when told they could try it on. I have started making theatrical felt with performance in mind, so wether you are a street performer, dancer, actor, performance artist or just like to dress up, please contact me if you're interested in commissioning me to make a specific costume, mask or head dress.

I pride myself on my craft(wo)manship and don't sell anything that hasn't been made to a high standard.

It's a hard item to measure but it should fit anyone with a head circumference of up to 60 cm maximum (measured just above the ears at the widest point), this means it will be a nice snug fit for older teenagers and adults. There is a velcro closure under the chin.

Although I have photographed this item on my young son, it is not really suitable for children as it wobbles about too much and will shift about. The head dress weighs approximately 180g. and is 60 cm long from chin to the top of the solid part, and approximately 68 cm to the top of the 'spikes'.

If you have any questions, please do get in touch.

Metamorphosis hand felted theatrical head dress


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wool, Felt, Hand made felt, nuno felt, wet felted, had crafted felt
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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