Mourning shoes
1850
Leather, silk, human hair
SP6

Long walks over damp ground caused damage to Charlotte’s mourning shoes which she meticulously repaired with the hair of her departed siblings. A sprig of heather, symbolizing solitude, is believed to have been stitched with Emily’s hair.

Shoe length 17 cm

Mourning shoes
1850
Leather, silk, human hair
SP6

Long walks over damp ground caused damage to Charlotte’s mourning shoes which she meticulously repaired with the hair of her departed siblings. A sprig of heather, symbolizing solitude, is believed to have been stitched with Emily’s hair.

Shoe length 17 cm