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Accession # SRM2001-10.2

Bracelet

1850-1900


This bracelet is made with intricately woven hair and fastened with an engraved gold clasp. It is an example of mourning jewelry. Mourning jewelry was often made using human hair (to form the chain of a lady’s bracelet or a gentleman’s watch fob) and it served as a memento, a way to remember a loved one who had died.




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