KAREN BACHMAN discusses the strange and romantic art of Victorian hair work and its origins. Memorial hair work jewelry became popular in the late 18th century and reached its zenith in the 19th century. The wearing of a loved ones hair, encased in a locket, woven into a chain, or even framed in a wall, was a devotional act which kept the departed both physically and symbolically closer to the wearer.


The Midnight Archive created by RONNI THOMAS (May 17, 2012)