Sunday, 19 July 2015

New Designs

The Saint Bede Studio continually strives to prepare new designs to offer its customers, inspired by Tradition, but not a slave to it. We receive many enquiries for vestments in the Borromeon style, but in some instances we attempt to create something which is as much contemporary as traditional.

The ornamentation of the vestment featured in this post is an example. A new braid, designed by the Studio and made exclusively for our customers, was used to ornament this chasuble of silk damask, lined in a pale yellow taffeta. This braid is named Saint Columba. Geometry is used to create diamond shapes, linked together with simple knotwork. This braid was inspired by Celtic and Cosmati ornamental schemes. This version of the braid is red, with ornament in burgundy and gold.

The vestment described in this post was commissioned together with a number of other vestments for a Monastic Community in Brazil.

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