Cuff bands; date unknown; A3018
Cuff bandsAbout 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 unknownMedium and Materials
Gold, human hair, photographicObject Type
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