Hand-tied features take a very long time to create in the factory, relative to other alternative hair products.
The more area of the wig is hand-tied, the longer it takes to create.
A great deal of skill is also required to create these pieces. The people who create these features must move up the ranks in a highly structured trade system, complete with an 18-month apprenticeship, before they can even touch a wig!
Because these parts are made by hand, there is often quite a bit of variation from one piece and the next, even in the same styles, because every wig artisan has a slightly different technique.
So, to answer your question:
- A single fully hand-tied wig takes a full-time work week to create: 30 - 40 hours.
- This is why they cost so much!
- They are a precious, luxurious, hand-made, special kind of commodity.