[HNW] Hairwork

Lavolta Press fran at lavoltapress.com
Sat Nov 28 21:22:31 PST 2009

Velvet Claw wrote:
> Wasn't someone asking about work using human hair awhile ago?
> This is the Victorian version - probably far too late to interest anyone 

For the late 16th/early 17th century, there's the John Donne poem that 
begins as below . . .

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When my grave is broke up again
Some second guest to entertain
(For graves have learned that woman-head
To be to more than one a bed),
And he that digs it, spies
A bracelet of bright hair about the bone,
Will he not let'us alone,
And think that there a loving couple lies,
Who thought that this device might be some way
To make their souls, at the last busy day,
Meet at this grave, and make a little stay?

  . . .

> in the group, but I thought I'd post it for curiosity's sake
> http://cgi.ebay.com/Victorian-Hair-Work-Book-Hairwork-Mourning-Jewelry-1851_W0QQitemZ140330452781QQcategoryZ268QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp4340.m8QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DMW%26its%3DC%26itu%3DUCC%26otn%3D5%26ps%3D63 
> regards,
> Megan/Elmsley Rose
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