Knowing Your Fashion, Mourning Fashion in the 17th-19th Centuries

August 30, 2011

Often, it’s the simplest things that help us understand a time, place or even a piece of jewellery. Jewellery in particular is a form of fashion and adapts itself to a specific time, hence just knowing how something was worn helps us get a better idea of when it was made.

Because of this, it’s good to get a little overview of fashion in mourning from the 17th century to the 19th. If you have the time, click over to the ‘Textiles Tuesday’ articles and that may help you stitch together a better idea of when your jewellery was created.

Textiles Series

Textiles Tuesday: 17th Century, Part 1

Textiles Tuesday: 17th Century, Part 2

Textiles Tuesday: 18th Century, Part 1

Textiles Tuesday: 18th Century, Part 2

Textiles Tuesday: 19th Century, Part 1

Textiles Tuesday: 19th Century, Part 2

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