Friday, 29 April 2016

Vestments in the 16th century style

A priest of the Archdiocese of Dublin, a returning customer, commissioned the Studio to make a set of red vestments. Of special importance to our customer was that a shade of red be used that was similar to fabrics used in the mediaeval and renaissance periods. A dupion silk in a rich shade of ruby red was chosen for the vestments.

The chasuble, in the Saint Philip Neri style, was ornamented with a rich brocade of burgundy and gold according to the Roman form. The vestments were lined with a bronze-coloured taffeta.

A subsequent post will trace a little of the history of the Liturgical Colour red.


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