Pilgrimages and the act of visiting special places of worship are something that exist in almost every faith or belief. Souvenirs sold in or from those special places have existed for centuries but not many of them are as unusual as this souvenir herbarium book. Bound with olive wood covers, the book, titled ‘Flowers and Plants from the Holy Land’, contains many dried flowers compositions from, among others, Jerusalem, a holy city for different faiths.

Southend Museums Service
Photos by Tessa Hallmann