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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Way back Wednesday

Today i will be looking at Tear Catchers

Taken by me
Free Blown
18th Century A.D - Shiraz

I found these fascinating when i first saw them in a museum in Iran. I did a bit more research and this is what I found:

Tear Catchers/Bottles have been around for a long time. They have been found in Rome and Egypt and it is suggested they had their origins there.

Tear Catchers were used by mourners to collect their tears in these vessels. They could also be used for other rites of passages.

I think these are really beautiful!


Hope you enjoyed my Way back Wednesday!


  1. Absolutely fascinating! Thanks for this, Lu. :)

  2. It a pleasure! I think they are beautiful :)