Important social events, such as #weddings , required special #jewellery . Delicate #necklaces such as these were traditionally worn in weddings in the early 19th century. #Pearls , associated with virginity, were considered an appropriate jewel for #brides . These types of necklaces were made of a vast quantity of tiny #seedpearls , sewn onto a #motherofpearl backing framework with horsehair for thread. Delightful! (Image credit: @fondazzjoni.patrimonju.malti )
_____________________ 'Joyful Jewellery: jewellery in #carnival and social events' by Francesca Balzan.
Thursday 27th February 2020 at 18:30hrs #NationalLibraryofMalta
Lecture 4 in the National Library of Malta Lecture Series ‘POWER, #COSTUME & #SCENOGRAPHY : Making #Fashion a Statement in 18th-19th Century #Malta ’ > @MaltaLibraries lectures are free of charge and open to the general public - no prior booking necessary. > For more info message us here or email firstname.lastname@example.org. - 1 minute ago