Sunday, 10 May 2009

Easter Vestments

The Dean of a Catholic Cathedral in USA commissioned the Saint Bede Studio to make a special chasuble for Easter Day. The Dean requested that the design of the vestments have some elements to link it with Passiontide.

A cloth-gold brocade was chosen as the ground fabric for the chasuble, so that the vestment would catch the light dramatically in the large Gothic-Revival Cathedral. This brocade is ornamented with quatrefoils and crosses, and stylised crowns of thorns in burgundy. Another brocade of crimson-red and gold was chosen for the orphreys of the chasuble. This brocade features crowns in gold, chosen to represent Christ's Kingship. Lastly, the chasuble was lined in a cotton of deep purple.

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