Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Vestments for Advent

Adjacent is a set of vestments completed by the Studio for a priest of the Archdiocese of Sydney.  The chasuble is in the Borromeon form and decorated in the Roman style.  Father wished to have vestments for the Penitential seasons which were dark in colour and had no form of gold ornament upon them.

After some consideration, a scheme which consisted of darker and lighter shades of violet, outlined in a galloon of black and silver was adopted.  Diamond-shaped medallions were also applied to the orphrey to give it more presence.

Because the Penitential seasons in Australia correspond with the extremes of summer, the vestment was made from dupion silk and lined in grey-coloured taffeta.

Ad majorem Dei gloriam.

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