Thursday, 29 December 2016

On Saint Thomas Becket's Day

On this feast-day of Saint Thomas Becket, we are pleased to illustrate this new set of vestments, now familiar to readers of this Blog. These vestments were made for a young priest in Germany, a returning customer.

Posts describing the venerable chasuble of Saint Thomas (which was in the semi-conical form), can be viewed here and here.

The design of the chasuble shewn adjacent is a variation on the Studio's  Saint Martin chasuble, which is an ample but surprisingly lightweight chasuble.  Although visually similar to the original Becket chasuble, there is no attempt to produce an exact replica of it.

The vestments are made from an English silk damask, which is fully lined in blue taffeta. A narrow braid, designed by the Studio in an early mediaeval style, was used to ornament the vestments in the distinctive manner.

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