“The Art of Hair Work: Love & Memory in the 19th Century”
Upper East Side
Until Sun Nov 17 2013
Photograph: Courtesy Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
Time Out says
Posted: Wed May 15 2013
In the 1800s, cutting off a lock of one’s hair and weaving it into a piece of jewelry was a common gift for a beloved (consider the option before buying your boyfriend the latest iPhone gadget). Whether tokens of love, friendship or remembrance, this exhibition looks into the social custom and popular fashion that gave life to the idea of giving a bit of yourself to a loved one.