|In Death Lamented exhibit at |
the Massachusetts Historical Society
I had the pleasure of being guided through the exhibit by curator, Sarah Nehama who also happens to be this week's guest on Fieldstone Common.
|Hair braiding tool|
The exhibit contains two rooms full of mourning jewelry and supporting items such as paintings, embroidery and other items that further explain the story of mourning jewelry. One of the more unusual items was a tool used to braid hair into tiny braids that could be placed in mourning jewelry or even used as the rope for bracelets or necklaces.
|The Haven-Cheever Brooch|
Listen: (3:35 min.)
|In Death Lamented |
Exhibit: In Death Lamented, Anglo-American Mourning Jewelry
Curators: Sarah Nehama and Anne E. Bentley
Location: The Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA
Duration: Sept. 28, 2012 through Jan. 31, 2013
Book: In Death Lamented by Sarah Nehama