maidens' garlands

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Scope note
Crowns crafted for the funeral ceremony of young, unmarried women in England from the 17th through the 19th centuries. Never intended to be worn, they consist of dome-shaped wooden frames decorated with ribbons, flowers, rosettes, and the names of the decreased. They were either carried before the coffin or placed upon it.
maidens' garlands
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024