844Re: wedding folksongs
- Nov 3, 1999
> Jenn Ridley wrote:While I've been lurking on this list for a while to simply have all the
> IIRC, many non-european cultures use white for mourning. I don't know
> why the europeans prefer black for mourning. *something* else to find
> out (in my copious spare time).
circulating info get soaked into my head, I thought I might actually have a
chance to help out with this comment. If I'm not mistaken, Albert died in
1861 and Queen Victoria mourned for approx. 40 years or so and began the
fashion of widows wearing black for mourning attire and jewelry. I'm not
quite sure how it spread to others, but I think that's the answer as far as
European widows are concerned.
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