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August 13, 2012

Hairwork brooch

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 10:06 am

Hairwork brooch

Brooch with tubular braided hair cinched at four equidistant points with tubular gold-alloy mountings that attach the braid to a gold frame.  Attached to the top of the mounting is a heart-shaped shield from which is suspended an ornament of braided hair in heart-shaped gold mounting.  A horizontal stick pin protrudes from the back.  Part of a set with 8030.3.2-3. Made from the donor’s and donor’s sister’s hair when they were young children.

For details, view the brooch in our online collections database.

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