Some early images of funeral garlands

Karen's centenary
Some early images of funeral garlands
May 8, 2021 • By Philip Sykas0 comments

“The folk custom of hanging funeral garlands in churches was one of many topics that would have been raised in the wide-ranging discussions that generally followed Karen Finch’s weekly lectures to first year students on the Textile Conservation course in 1980/81. Customs involving textile objects that connect our lives to a more distant past formed a persistent undercurrent to our studies”.

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Dr Philip Sykas
Reader in Textile History at Manchester Metropolitan University