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Title Victorian hiar art
Object Name Hairwork
Description Victorian mourning picture. Hair art was common in the Victorian era. Complex wreaths, simple lockets, elaborate bracelets et al.....were made from hair. Mourning jewelry created with hair was intensely popular because it did not violate the strict code of conduct Victorian society imposed upon the conduct and dress of grieving persons. ... The hair of individuals and sometimes entire families can still be found intricately crafted and solemnly tucked behind glass frames....
Catalog Number 2013.059.001
Caption Mourning picture
Dimensions W-13 L-15 D-4 inches
Classification Art
Collection AIMH