Article courtesy of the East Bay Times.
We’re in a bedroom of the Galindo Home and Gardens, an 1850s ranch house in Concord, standing before what to all extents looks like a jar of hair.
“This is a ‘hair keeper,’” explains our tour guide, a member of the Concord Historical Society. “Back in Victorian times, you’d save hair and stitch it into memorial artwork of a heart or maybe into a broach. Some people would even use it to poof up their own hair.”