The hairs in my locks aren’t very long–a few inches and much seems to be brown, so I’m thinking they weren’t for mourning. Maybe they were childrens’. Yet each is labeled with a name. I saw some directions for making braids similar to kumihimo braids to make the jewelry. It seems that strings were tied at the ends of the pieces of hair to start and end the cords. Stands similar to those for kumihimo were shown–even a top hat turned upside-down with a hole cut in the middle is in an illustration. It’s so interesting.