The copes shewn in this post were used for Solemn celebrations of Vespers during Advent and Lent. These two purple copes are very different from each other but both made specifically for Pope Benedict.
The first cope, with a mitre evidently made to match it, although the fabric is not very ornate, is nevertheless highly-ornamented with goldwork, very tastefully arranged and proportionate. Indeed, the ornament is most splendid and fitting for a Pope.
The second cope (see below) was made from a most splendid English silk damask of deep purple and gold. As can be seen, the design woven into the damask is on a very large scale. Unfortunately, the orphrey, formed from two parallel lines of gold braid, is disproportionately wide.