|An old Roman chasuble (right) remade|
In this post, we will look at such a chasuble, which had seen better days. Made in Italy in the 1940's from a tastefully embroidered red silk, its qualities were marred by an ugly gold lurex braid. Faced with a decision between "retiring" the vestment or trying somehow to salvage it, the owner opted for the latter.
|After and before|
Searching for a word to describe such radical surgery, we lighted upon the phrase the "Re-enchantment" of a Roman chasuble.
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