Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Mourning


The Victorians had a lot of superstitions and rituals surrounding death, amongst many, one of my favourites was the tear bottle. The person mourning would catch their tears into a vial (the more and louder the crying the more compassionate the person was seen to be) then when all the tears had evaporated it was considered that the mourning period was over.

1 comment:

Mandy said...

I think the ancient Egyptians had a similar custom, but they might have kept the tears. Beautiful idea, great work Alice, as always.