..............AND WHEREVER ELSE THAT LEADS ME...............

Friday, July 20, 2012

A Modern Version of Mourning Hair Art

Inspired by a Victorian memory (mourning?) flower she had as a child,

Hair designer Hrafnhildun Arnardottin
created this stunning hairdo.

I have seen individual hair "flowers" 
on Ebay before, somehow I think I will look
at them differently now.

What do you think?

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!)