Thursday, 1 January 2015

Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God

To all readers of this Blog and friends of the Saint Bede Studio, a New Year's Greeting on this Feast of the Blessed Virgin.

For today's post, we are pleased to describe this Marian chasuble made for a priest of the Archdiocese of Sydney and called Ave Maris Stella. The decorative focus of this vestment is an orphrey braid which is based on the work of AWN Pugin.

This braid is produced in two shades of blue (lighter and darker) with figured ornament in gold. This braid was designed by the Studio and is only available through it. The braid can be used on fabrics either brighter white in colour, or ivory and can also be used to decorate dalmatics and copes.

These vestments were made from an ecclesiastical damask in the shade of ivory and lined in a vibrant blue taffeta.

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