The Art of Morbid Anatomy

"The Art of Mourning" at Brooklyn's Morbid Anatomy Museum is in it's final weeks. For a taste of what's in store, check out this interview with museum founder Joanna Ebenstein, via Wisconsin Public Radio. While we highly recommend a visit to the museum, the interview offers a glimpse into their cabinets of curiosities for those unable to make the trip.

 
 Victorian 14k gold and mother of pearl brooch/pendant with woven and applied hair. Available at Gray & Davis.

Victorian 14k gold and mother of pearl brooch/pendant with woven and applied hair. Available at Gray & Davis.

 

From the interview, we learned it's likely that the text on the brooch above was painted using a solution of dissolved hair. It's a slightly morbid, and very neat.

If you visit the Morbid Anatomy Museum in the next couple of weeks, be sure to check out our hair jewelry on display in the Museum's gift shop!