Leila Cohoon, founder of Leila's Hair Museum in Independence, Mo., talks about some of the 300 examples of hairwork that surround her. Wreaths, flowers, hearts, crosses, bald eagles and butterflies - all made from hair - are among the works displayed in shadow boxes at the facility.
This shadow box with a picture of a girl in mourning is lined with material usually reserved for a coffin. The wreath apparently is made with hair from the girl and the girl's mother, who had died.
Leila's Hair Museum has more than 300 examples of hair that's been woven.
Braided hair from family members surrounds the detailed history of the marriages and births within their family.
Leila Cohoon, founder of Leila's Hair Museum in Independence, Mo., looks at her 300 examples of braided hair.
This picture shows how hair was used as lockets.
This picture describes the late sister and wreath around the photo.
Leila's Hair Museum in Independence, Mo.