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Tsaritsas' burial in 17th century
« on: August 28, 2004, 11:02:53 AM »
What do we know about the funerals and the burials of the female aristocraty in the 16-17 th centuries?...
And what about the widows?  the black color Was the color of the mourning?

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Re: Tsaritsas' burial in 17th century
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2004, 11:27:03 AM »
According to N. Kostomarov, all relatives and servants of a deceased noble (male or female) in 17th c. had to wear black or dark-blue clothes during the long mourning period. The clothes had to be shabby and torn, wearing new-looking appareil was seen as disrespect to the deceased.