Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Usus Antiquior

The Latin Mass Community of Saint Aloysius, Caulfield North (Archdiocese of Melbourne), commissioned the Saint Bede Studio to design and make sets of white vestments. One of the sets is shewn in the adjacent photograph. Made from a cream-coloured brocade and fully-lined, this chasuble is ornamented with a cotton braid of Indian origin. This 3cm-wide braid was arranged in parallel lines to form the orphrey and highlighted with stripes of a scarlet and straw-coloured braid.