Hair wreaths presentation comes to Oxford Community Art Center


A hair wreath Gayla Ford’s great-grandmother made in 1868 with horsehair from a famous horse that lived in England.

The Oxford Caroline Scott Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a presentation on hair wreaths at 1:30 p.m., March 13, in the north parlor of the Oxford Community Art Center. 

Member Gayla Ford will discuss the origin and significance of the 19th-century art form of hair wreaths. 

Hair wreaths was a popular crafting activity in the mid-1800s that women passed on to other women, as well as their daughters and granddaughters. Many women put the hair of their deceased loved ones and their children in their works, which was viewed as a legacy for many families. 

“I think it would be a lovely art to bring back for our future generations,” Ford said. 

There will be a question and answer session after the presentation for those interested in learning more about the wreaths or the Daughters of the American Revolution.