Victorian hair work cross
Daguerreotype Locket Clasp on Woven Hair mourning bracelet. A little door opens in the clap of this bracelet of woven human hair to show a tiny daguerreotype of a young woman. Almost all Victorian human hair jewelry is described as "mourning jewelry" although we know that some were kept as a memento of a loved one
Hair work brooch. Victorians loved jewelery made from hair. It was a HUGE industry and it was not only for mourning. Worth reading about the interesting history of hairwork if you're intrigued by it. When you come across these multi-color hair pieces as often as not, they're simply mementos (without the mori). A mother may have the hair of each of her children woven into a flower, or braided into a necklace chain; Much as you might wear a photo charm of your children today.
A piece of Victorian mourning jewelry made with human hair locks.
Le Modern Trinket: Mourning Hair Art
Victorian Mourning Hair Jewelry Watch Fob
Leila's Hair Museum, Independence, Missouri
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.
Victorian hair art. Flowers and shapes surrounding the portrait are made from human hair.