This hair wreath was photographed in Iola, KS at the oldest jail in the state in the upstairs living quarters of the warden and his family. Our historic restoration company is restoring the windows and while I was there taking photos of the building and work progress I took these photos of this wreath under glass.
I have seen many examples, but this is the first one I have seen made in a whispy manner with seed bead centers.
Excellent proportion and scale with as much emphasis on the vines as the flowers in the work.
Every parlor had one of these wreaths under glass in the parlour in the Victorian era and is now a lost art, but great examples still remain many years later as a testament to the skill of the maker.
Lovely blond hair is collected and transformed into beautiful flowers.