Before modern photography, a lock of hair was a familiar gift of love between two people; a corporeal connection which transcended distance, time and even death. Delicate strands tied with ribbon were often exchanged by family members and close friends, as a tangible memento of the relationship. As Europe and their colonies industrialized, the rising middle class began to preserve these precious tokens in works of art and jewelry. Simple curls and knots soon became intricate designs made by the hands of young women across Victorian America. Join modern hair worker, Gina Iacovelli, for a look into these historic techniques and her research into the evolution of the artistry in Charleston.
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