Thursday, 27 December 2012

Vestments for Christmastide

The Saint Bede Studio recently completed this set of vestments which is especially intended for use in Christmastide.

A chasuble made from ivory ecclesiastical brocade has been especially ornamented with the familiar Y-shaped orphrey, but formed from a Puginesque braid in colours of blue, red and gold.  The chasuble is shewn adjacent with an amice apparel.

Although the colours of this braid are reminiscent of those traditionally associated with the Blessed Virgin, the use of the monogram IHS on the orphrey braid also relate it to Christ.

This braid is one of several new designs produced by the Studio to mark this Bicentenary year of the birth of AWN Pugin.  Further braids will be illustrated in the coming months.

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