Saturday, 14 December 2013

Gaudete Sunday 2013 : 2

Twice a year, the Church breaks the tone of its penitential seasons by the use of rose-coloured vestments.  Rose-coloured vestments were never commonplace and they still are not.  Many different colours have been deemed by the Church as acceptable as liturgical rose.  Some of these are a salmon shade; some a silvery-pink, almost mushroom-colour; some close to what we would call Bishop's purple or fuchsia; and some red with overtones of gold.

For Gaudete Sunday, we feature four completely distinct rose vestments made by the Studio; the first was shewn in our previous post. The second set of vestments, (see adjacent image) - in a free interpretation of the Gothic style - is made from a rich shade of dupion silk. The orphrey of this chasuble is formed from a newly-designed braid of knotwork in shades of ash-grey, black and orange.

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