Make Your Own Brass Rubbing

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Mini brass rubbings. Choose between 8 different designs. Includes paper, rubbing figure and special wax stick.

What is brass rubbing?

Try brass rubbing at home for creative family fun with an historical twist! Brass rubbing in London and throughout the UK was a fashionable Victorian pastime that continues to be popular today. Visitors to churches wanted to take home a memento of their experience and brass rubbing was their inspired solution.

With some paper and a waxy crayon, visitors could trace over the brass monuments that were marking burial places and decorating the church. Eventually, this ‘rubbing of brasses’ caused damage but the desire to mark a visit in a creative way was more popular than ever. The dilemma was solved by creating sets of replica brasses to carry on the tradition without causing any damage to the fabric of the original monuments or stonework.

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