Monday, March 11, 2013

What's next? Medieval scrunchies?

I'll preface this by saying I am a history geek and spend my free time looking at museum collection websites... I like getting inspiration for new jewelry from ancient designs. So, in any case, I was browsing the hair accessories aisle at Fred Meyer today and noticed something familiar...

Goody - Bun Spiral
And this is from the British Museum's collection. Listed as a "hair ring" from around 600 BC Italy, probably Etruscan.

British Museum - 1980,0201.23
So pretty much the Etruscans invented spin-pins?

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