Late 1800's mourning cape. Handmade in velvet with fur trim and black jet beads. Hand-sewn and hand beaded. Small pocket on inside.Condition is fair. Some wear on fabric, fur and beading. See pictures.Length from nape of neck down is 27". Jet is a velvety black-colored gemstone that is a type of lignite. This jet black gem was used in Britain as far back as the Neolithic period when it was made into beads for personal adornment. Jet was often used in mourning jewelry that was worn in remembrance of a dearly departed family member or friend.
Victorian Mourning Cape