Friday, October 21, 2011

Wood hair accessories through ages

Human history had some magnificent jewelry and accessories made from precious metals and stones and bones and antlers. From Japan to Europe women enjoyed adorned their hair with combs, forks and pins. Still we use hair accessories. But for me wood makes a difference from of those of bone and metals.

When we look at the past wood carving hair forks from Egypt found dated back to 1635-1458 BC.

In Asia and Africa wooden hair accessories was also important for both males and females.

16th 17th century Indian comb:

Angola 19th 20th century

In Europe during many different periods hair forks were important. Here is one from around 1860-1945 René Jules Lalique Paris.

Written by Isil Cayzac
Pictures are from Metropolitan Museum.