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A very interesting site dedicated to mourning jewelry and symbolism

Art of Mourning - Est 2005 A resource for memorial, mourning, sentimental jewelry and art.

The fully personalized Victorian sentimental adornment, the Watch Fob Hair Chain :  Sentimental jewelry was given as a love token with bespoke elements of charms, gold content, and hair color.  This particular chain is an eight-square chain braid which required great skill, reflective of the love it represented.  In case you are so inclined to braid your own sentimental tresses, the Victorian directions are pictured above.    (Mark Campbell, c.1875; Art of Hairworking)

alanajewelry: “ The fully personalized Victorian sentimental adornment; The Watch Fob Hair Chain Sentimental jewelry was given as love token with bespoke elements;

workshop Jeans repair/ Sashiko stitching

Workshop eigentijds boro textiel; sashiko, sakiori en jeans laseren in Amsterdam, 29 juni 2014

Alamar Knot Horse Hair Key Chains

Key chain, horsehair key chain, western key chain Hearty and Stunningly beautiful Alamar knot Hand-braided horse hair Key Chain: colorful

1870 Victorian Tear bottle. Those mourning the loss of loved ones would collect their tears in bottles. When the tears had evaporated, the mourning period would end.

1870 Victorian Tear bottle - Those mourning their loss would collect their tears in bottles. When the tears evaporated, the mourning period would end.

Tassel

Tassel

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Richard Hutten's "Playing with Tradition" Oriental Rugs

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don't worry- the copyright watermark is embedded in the metadata -from the indigo mandala workshop with Richard Carbin and Glennis Dolce

Victorian Hair Art

Victorian Hair Art: Victorian Mourning Jewelry (Look at the Monogram at the bottom, Exquisitely Done in Hair too)

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