Hair art in Sweden ONLINE
March 10 @ 6:00 pm
Exchanging bracelets and rings of hair has long been seen as a sentimental and loving gesture in Sweden, but throughout the 1800s, highly skilled artisans from the remote village of Våmhus took this craft to the next level. Women from the village of Våmhus not only created highly intricate works of art and jewelry out of human hair, but they traveled far and wide selling their wares and became such esteemed artisans as to even attract the attention of royalty.
Join modern hair artist and historian Courtney Lane for a presentation on the hair artifacts of Våmhus that symbolize both the craftsmanship and entrepreneurial spirit of Dalarna, as well as the deep sense of tradition and cultural pride it evokes for the women who made them.
Should you have any hair artifacts of your own that you would like more information on, feel free to bring them along, as there will be a Q&A session following the talk.
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