Thursday, 12 July 2012

The Saint Austin chasuble

The chasuble shewn in the adjacent photograph was made for a young priest in the Diocese of Richmond USA. The chasuble is made from an English ecclesiastical brocade, lined in red silk and ornamented with an orphrey braid in green, red and gold.

This orphrey braid is one of several braids which have been especially designed by the Saint Bede Studio to commemorate the Pugin bicentenary year. A Pugin chasuble in the collection of Saint Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham, was the basis for the design of this braid.

This vestment is designated The Austin Chasuble and is also available in white/ivory in this "Gothic" style and the more stylised Puginesque form.

Click on the image for an enlarged view.