Have We Always Worn Black to Mourn?

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Trick question! Not every culture wears black (in east Asia, the traditional mourning color is white, which also makes a lot of sense). But that aside, in the west, wearing black to a funeral is pretty much a requirement these days. At the very least, somber colors. But ideally, black.

When did Black Become the Color of Mourning in the West?

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