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Detail from a Victorian Hair Wreath

white Victorian mourning hair art made into an intricately lacy flower

Mourning art. It is made entirely from  the deceased persons hair.    This might be one of the most intricate and complicated  pieces of mourning hair art  I have seen.

Where Mourning Meets Art: Crowning Glory. I know nothing about this other than the fact that it is made entirely from the deceased persons hair. This might be one of the most intricate and complicated pieces of mourning hair art I have seen.

Portion of the hair wreath

Fabulously Intricate VICTORIAN HAIR WREATH~In Case~WOW

ornamentedbeing: “ Portion of a Victorian hair wreath. This is probably the most beautiful wreath I’ve ever seen and I’ve been collecting forever.

This was the flowers that women made out of their hair ... sometimes made as mourning pieces as well as "family trees" of hair collected from family members.  From Rapunzel's Delight blog.

flower art women made out of their hair . sometimes made as mourning pieces or as "family trees" of hair collected from family members

Hair art became popular in the Victorian age. What started as a simple way to keep a loved one near became an elaborate art practiced by many. Taking a lock of hair and weaving it into knot designs for use in a broach was the most popular form of Victorian mourning jewelry.

There was a huge fashion for mourning jewelry which highlights how sentimental the Victorian age was. The initial months of mourning were unadorned by jewelry of any kind. As the mourning rituals increased, mourning jewelry developed as a fashion item.

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