Memorial hairwork jewelry became popular in the 18th and 19th centuries as a way to memorialize and honor a loved one. The wearing of a loved one's hair became an act of devotion that kept the departed physically and symbolically closer to the wearer. Learn more about this interesting tradition in this video, brought to you by the Morbid Anatomy Museum.
What do you think- creepy, or touching? Would you ever wear a loved one's hair? Let us know in the comment section below.
By Rajmani Sinclair, August 25, 2016