Hair Jewelry collection
- Majority of material found within 1840 - 1900
Biographical / Historical
Made popular in Europe during the Victorian Era, hair jewelry and commemorative mourning accessories, range from homemade creations to fine pieces with precious metal and stones. Hair from deceased loved ones would be boiled, braided or woven at a special round table with weighted bobbins and forms, then boiled a second time to hold its shape. In the United States, hair jewelry grew in popularity during the Civil War, and from the 1850s to the 1900s, hairwork became a drawing room pastime.
1 Box (10 plastic archival boxes) ; 12" x 9" x 3"
Language of Materials
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