Hair picture (a). Hair flower wreath made from various shades of brown and blonde hair with glass and silver-colored beads as the anthers on the wire stamens. Linen background to hair wreath. Frame (b). 3" deep oval wooden frame. Painted black. Carved flowers occur at the cardinal points. Frame was formerly for a Seth Thomas clock. The wreath was made with hair from various members of the Asa Hill family of Texas. Given to donor by a great-aunt, Mrs. Mattie Hill Elliott of Austin. The donor's mother, Mrs. Eugenia Hill Nuckols, was the daughter of Green Washington Hill, and a niece of Mattie Hill Elliott. Asa Collingsworth Hill, the father of Green W. Hill and Mrs. Elliott, was the son of Asa Hill who moved the family from Georgia to Texas in 1834. The wreath was made by Susan Webb Hill, wife of Dr. Green W. Hill.
H. 17.25 x W. 15 in (H. 43.8 x W. 38 cm)
Place of Origin
Gift to San Jacinto Museum of History from Mrs. Charles W. Cason.
Artisan or Artist
Hill, Susan Webb.
Webb, Susan. ; Hill, Susan.
hair ; hairwork ; carving (decorative arts)
Materials Facet -- Materials (Hierarchy Name) -- materials (matter) -- biological material -- animal material -- keratinous material -- hair -- human hair ; Objects Facet -- Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name) -- Visual Works (Hierarchy Name) -- visual works (works) -- hairwork -- hair wreaths ; Activities Facet -- Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name) -- sculpting -- sculpture techniques -- carving (process)
Communication Artifacts -- art -- hairwork
visual works -- hair wreaths
Process or Technique
Women artisans and artists
San Jacinto Museum of History Artifact Collection
Local Resource Number
San Jacinto Museum of History
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