Monday 20 December 2010

A modern interpretation of the ancient chasuble

Shewn in the adjacent photograph is the Saint Bede Studio's alternative to the contemporary chasuble.  This vestment, which we call The Saint Martin chasuble is quite long and wide, reaching beyond the wrists of the wearer.  In developing this design, the Studio wished to present a more modern "feel" of chasuble but with the ancient decoration of the Tau, used in Rome for more than a millenium.

These vestments, prepared for an Australian priest presently studying in Rome, are made from dupion silk and ornamented with an ecclesiatical brocade in wine-red and gold.  The vestments are fully lined, yet not unduly heavy.


Click on the image for an enlarged view.