Author: Rebecca McNamara

Band of tightly braided brown human hair hinged with gold mounts to oval framed decoration of pearls, pailettes, hair and the initials MAS in form of horn-of-plenty
Precious Jewelry of Hair: A Brooch and Bracelet Set for Mourning
In the genteel Victorian parlor, fashionable women participated in various leisurely pursuits, like making needlework and playing musical instruments. In what today is a more unusual activity, women transformed the hair of a loved one—either deceased or living—into a picture to be hung on the wall or into a piece of jewelry to be worn....