Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Victorian Hair Art
One of our special events in early 2018 featured "Victorian Hair Art". Our presenter, Lucy Cadwallader learned about this art form through her involvement with Civil War Reenacting. It was quite common to save a lock or length of a loved ones hair before they went off to fight the war.
Small brooches or lockets could be made with the basket weave woven pieces of hair. Gentlemen would have pocket watch chains created out of hair. Large family heirlooms could be made with pieces of hair from multiple family members.