Monday, 9 September 2013

Puginesque vestments
for the time "per annum"

Recently, the Saint Bede Studio was commissioned by two priests - one in Australia, the other in the USA - to make the sets of vestments shewn in the adjacent photographs. This vestment is designated The Austin Chasuble.

The chasuble is made from an English ecclesiastical brocade, lined in red taffeta and ornamented with an orphrey braid in green, red and gold.

This orphrey braid is one of several braids which were especially designed by the Saint Bede Studio in 2012 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.

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