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Cuff bands; date unknown; A3018

Cuff bands, date unknown, A3018
Name/Title
Cuff bands
About this object
Part of a pair of cuff bands made of plaited hair with mounts of gilt. Hair was used as a lasting keepsake as it did not decompose. It was seen as a symbol of life. Each locket contains an
image. This one is of an adult male and female, the other three children (two boys and one girl). These are mourning bands from the estate of Ernest Alfred Smart of Nelson.

Date Made
date unknown
Medium and Materials
Gold, human hair, photographic
Object Type
Jewellery
Object number
A3018

Tags

accessories
braided
clothing
colonial
costumes
death
fashion
golden
hair
jewellery
metal
mourning
ornaments
photography
symbolism


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