Hairwork necklace

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Description Necklace made of 35 strands of brown human hair formed into hollow beads or globes. The globes were made by weaving hair around a pencil or other mold that was then slipped out when the work was finished. Afterwards, the hair tube was pinched and tied to form beads. A bow made of woven blonde hair and accented with hair-covered wooden beads decorates the joint of the necklace.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 21 inches length
2 1/2 inches width (bow)
3/4 inches depth (bow)
Nomenclature Necklace
Subjects Clothing. Women's Jewelry. Hair Jewelry
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865

Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collection, Gift of Mrs. Elizabeth W. Lambert
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 462.H256

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