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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Mourning Hair Wreath

This Victorian Mourning hair wreath might
be one of the prettiest ones I have seen.
I love that it is so light and delicate looking.

Dating to somewhere in the 1870's this wreath
would have originally had a large and probably ornate
shadowbox frame around it.
But I think I prefer it in it's much more simple state
of just the "box" part.


This "tree of life" memorial piece includes hair from
several family members and came from
a very old Illinois estate.

At 18'high x 22' wide,
this piece includes white seed beads, black bugle type beads,
and glass pearl type beads as well as the hair.

(currently available on Ebay)
(happy bidding!)



  1. This is so cool! You find the weirdest (but awesomest) things!!! Good to see your blog. I've missed being online! Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

  2. This is so bizarre. I can't stop looking at it, but it creeps me out...

  3. Gorgeous piece! Did you bid on it?

  4. Oh Rats, yet another thing I have passed up because I didn't have a clue what it was. Thanks for featuring the wreath. I have seen them displayed in a shadowboxes. Have a great Sunday, Kathy

  5. What a beautiful piece. Am I to understand that this piece is composed of hair. How interesting is that!! Your blog is very nice. I especially like the book with the hair pieces. Thanks for sharing. I have become a follower so that I can pop in often.


  6. This is SO gorgeous...the time it must have taken to make these...and how much more respectful they were in their funeral rites than they are now...It shocks me at times the outfits I see...This is so interesting & how beautiful it must look on the wall...Love this...and that hair do!!!