Victorian hair art
Still Life in the Design of a Floral Arrangement. East Room #2. 61 x 42cm, framed.

Victorian hair art was popular during the late 19th century. While mourning wreaths and jewelry were very common, this still life is remarkably unique in its size and craftsmanship. Knotting, crimping, braiding and twisting assorted textures and colors results in a profusion of flowers spilling from a vase. A close examination of each delicately wrought petal and stem brings a greater appreciation for the hundreds of hours of loving labor.

The piece is in a shadow box style maple frame with gilt trim.
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