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PREFERRED TERM
hair wreath  
BROADER CONCEPT
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  • Decorative works using human hair, sometimes animal hair of pets, formed into designs forming a horseshoe-shaped wreath that was typically placed on a silk or velvet background and framed. Hair wreaths were often memorials using the hair of one or more deceased family members. The arms of the horseshoe were placed at the top of the design, where additional hair from new donors could be placed over time, and symbolizing arms pointed heavenward. This craft was popular during the Victorian period. (AAT)
IN OTHER LANGUAGES
haarkrans

Dutch

couronne de cheveux

French

Haarkranz

German

στεφάνι για τα μαλλιά

Greek

זר לשיער

Hebrew

venac za kosu

Serbian

krans

Swedish

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http://thesaurus.europeanafashion.eu/thesaurus/10958
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