Tuesday, March 19, 2013

But what *is* it?

So after posting yesterday's entry, I realized that I glossed over quite a bit of information that could potentially be interesting to some.  I talked about fichu- or lace-pins, as well as hairwork, but only very briefly.

From Candice Hern
I like doing research as much as the next guy, but there are already a couple of pages out there that cover the information.  Because of this, I am going to defer to greater minds than I and link elsewhere for further reading

Georgian Woven-Hair Lace Pins
This article covers both of the above topics, and has some wonderful photos.  I love variety in both the pins and the weaving patterns!

18th Century Women's Fichus and Neckerchiefs
Larsdatter.com lists mostly examples of actual kerchiefs, but if you go way down to the bottom of the article there are several links to original lace-pins at the British Museum's website.

Happy reading! (And, of course, looking at pictures of sparkly jewelry!)

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