Tuesday, September 1, 2009

U-shaped spiral hairpins




Here are some examples of U-shaped hair pins I have been recreating. The original is currently housed in the Museum of London. I will be giving a lecture on the U-shaped spiral hairpin at the Known World Costume Symposium in October, which will be in Philadelphia. The lecture will be focusing on the current controversy over the date of the hairpin. I will also have headdress examples of how the hairpin may have been used during each time period.

5 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Can you post the details of the original?

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  2. I saw this and thought of you:
    http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/1975.1.1525-7

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  3. Thanks for sharing the link!

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  4. The original hairpin is currently housed in the Museum of London. It was donated privately and has been listed as a find in the Moore Field area. No other U-shaped spiral hairpin has been found according to the MoL nor to my knowledge. However, other pins and jewelry have been found with a similar spiral fashion.

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