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Cuff band made of plaited hair with mounts of gilt. The locket contains an image of an unknown man and woman. This is a mourning band from the estate of Ernest Alfred Smart of Nelson. Hair was used as a lasting keepsake as it did not decompose; hair was seen as a symbol of life.
Gold, human hair, photograph.
0 - Whole = Height x Width x Length (mm) = 25 x 110 x 100mm
jewellery; accessories; hair; braided; photography; mourning; death; ornaments; fashion; colonial; costumes; clothing; mounts; golden; dipped; metal; frames; hinged; attachments; symbolism; cuff bands; keepsakes
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Cuff band made of plaited hair. Nelson Provincial Museum Collection: A3018.1
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