Mourning ritual

Because of strict mourning rituals, when a woman was in mourning, she couldn’t wear or display anything bright or flashy — even shiny pins keeping her clothing together. So women would use these mourning pins to button their clothes. The pins resemble thin black nails.

The Victorian in Mourning – who wore what, and for how long?

Due to strict mourning rituals in the century, when a woman was in mourning she couldn’t wear anything flashy, even shiny pins keeping her clothing together. These mourning pins resemble thin black nails.

Mourning Pins, from the "Materials of Mourning" blog. http://materialsofmourning.wordpress.com/#

Because of strict mourning rituals, when a woman was in mourning, she couldn’t wear or display anything bright or flashy — even shiny pins keeping her clothing together. So women would use these mourning pins to button their clothes.

It's eerie, but there is a beauty about it. I think it's lovely how much the Victorians honored the dead.

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