NZ9405 : Maidens' Garlands inside Old St Stephen's church, Robin Hood's Bay

taken 7 years ago, near to Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Maidens' Garlands inside Old St Stephen's church, Robin Hood's Bay
Maidens' Garlands inside Old St Stephen's church, Robin Hood's Bay
An art installation by Mandy Pattullo in August 2011. A Maiden's Garland is a funerary memento for the death of a young, chaste woman - also known as a Virgin's Crown or Crant. The garlands were carried before the corpses of young unmarried women at their funerals or placed on the top of their coffins. By the 17th century it was common for them to be hung over the dead girl's pew or in the chancel of the church until it disintegrated (text borrowed from exhibition handbook).

This art installation by Mandy Pattullo was beautiful and very evocative of both the custom of the Maiden's Garland and the sense of loss of these young women's lives, cut short. Also in this church are some original garlands - see later photographs.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 28 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 5 September, 2011
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Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 9487 0528 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:26.0457N 0:32.3364W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 9488 0533
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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