Crocheted human hair bracelet, clasp contains woven hair under square glass topped frame.
Hair jewelry was fashionable in the mid-1800s. The hair may have been from a deceased relative, or given by a friend or lover as a memento. Ladies often wove the hair as a hobby or purchased the jewelry from a professional hair weaver. Although none of the hair or jewelry is associated with the Lincolns, the styles would have been familiar to Mary Lincoln.
Hair, brass. Dia 17.1, W 2 cm
Lincoln Home National Historic Site, LIHO 714