PART ONE: THE CONICAL CHASUBLE
|Well-preserved conical chasuble of S' Vitalis, dating from 11th century.|
Note the "TAU" orphrey, ornamenting the chasuble.
|Small, but beautiful conical chasuble of the 13th century preserved|
in the Church of S' Yves de Louannec.
Note that this chasuble is devoid of ornament.
A conical chasuble is not for celebrants who like to wave their arms around a lot, but it is quite manageable if the arms always remain extended or joined. Unlike the more commonly-found chasubles, the conical chasuble must be tailored to the shape of the wearer's shoulders, otherwise it fits very ill.
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