These ten hair work embroideries are all worked on silk and date back to the 18th century.
Hair work embroideries by Various artists, c. 17801820
© Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre
- Hair on silk
- Width varies from 13-34 cm
- Acquired in:
- Presented by:
- Joan Hurst through The Art Fund
As a specialist form of needlework, the gift adds a fascinating dimension to Bury Art Museums needlework samplers. The works help to illustrate the lives of 'genteel' ladies, fitting well into the museums displays of crafts and pastimes, gender issues, and providing a link to the social process of mourning.