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ID: 300343537
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300343537

 

Record Type: concept
hair wreaths (hairwork, <visual works by material or technique>, ... Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name))

 

Note: 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.
 
Terms:
hair wreaths (preferred,C,U,English-P,D,U,PN)
hair wreaths (Dutch-P,D,U,U)
hair wreath (C,U,English,AD,U,SN)
wreaths, hair (C,U,English,UF,U,U)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  V.VC

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Objects Facet
Objects Facet
Hierarchy of Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name)
.... Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of Visual Works (hierarchy name)
........ Visual Works (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of visual works (works)
............ visual works (works) (G)
Hierarchy of <visual works by material or technique>
................ <visual works by material or technique> (G)
Hierarchy of hairwork
.................... hairwork (G)
Hierarchy of hair wreaths
........................ hair wreaths (G)

Additional Notes:
Dutch ..... Decoratieve objecten ��� doorgaans gemaakt van mensenhaar, maar soms ook van het haar van (huis)dieren ��� in de vorm van een hoefijzervormige krans. De krans legt men gewoonlijk op een met zijde of fluweel bekleed object en is vaak ingelijst. Haarkransen waren vaak aandenkens aan één of meer overleden familieleden. De armen van het hoefijzer liet men symbolisch omhoog wijzen, naar de hemel, en men kon er het haar van nieuwe mensen die waren overleden aan toevoegen. Haarkransen waren vooral populair tijdens het victoriaanse tijdperk.  

Sources and Contributors:
hair wreath............  [VP]
.......................  Bercaw, Solid Objects/Mutable Meanings: Fancywork (1991)
hair wreaths............  [RKD, AAT-Ned Preferred, VP Preferred]
.......................  AAT-Ned (1994-)
.......................  Bercaw, Solid Objects/Mutable Meanings: Fancywork (1991)
.......................  Corso et al, Death of Napoleon (2000)
.......................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
.......................  Gordus, Trace-Metal Content of Human Hair (1973)
.......................  Nomenclature 3.0 for Museum Cataloging (2010)
wreaths, hair............  [VP]
..........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
 
Subject: .....  [RKD, AAT-Ned, VP]
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Bercaw, Solid Objects/Mutable Meanings: Fancywork (1991)
.......... Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
Dutch .......... [RKD, AAT-Ned]
.......... AAT-Ned (1994-)

 

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