Photo 18 Apr 12 notes Difference Between Professional Mourners and Mutes. Funeral mute was to stand around at funerals with a sad, pathetic face.A symbolic protector of the deceased, the mute would usually stand near the door of the home or church. In Victorian times, mutes would wear somber clothing including blackcloaks, top hats with trailing hat bands,and gloves.

Cont —http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mute_%28death_customs%29#Mutes_and_professional_mourners

Difference Between Professional Mourners and Mutes. Funeral mute was to stand around at funerals with a sad, pathetic face.A symbolic protector of the deceased, the mute would usually stand near the door of the home or church. In Victorian times, mutes would wear somber clothing including blackcloaks, top hats with trailing hat bands,and gloves.

Cont —http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mute_%28death_customs%29#Mutes_and_professional_mourners

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