Thursday, July 7, 2011
Victorian Hair Art, ca. 1890's
I had seen Victorian jewelry made from human hair but this was the first time I had seen a decorative picture made of human hair. The leaves, flower petals, stems, stamens etc are all composed of Moran hair. There are touches of colored thread and seed pearls as ornamentation as well.
Hair was often used during Victorian times to commemorate the passing of a loved one, given as love tokens and also to record family history which is probably the case of this rather large, elaborate piece of hair art from the Moran home.