Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Gaudete Sunday 2013 : 3

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 2013, we feature four completely distinct rose vestments made by the Studio; the first and second were shewn in the previous posts.

The third set of vestments, (see adjacent images) - in the Saint Philip Neri style - is made from a quite different shade of rose. It is a colour between crimson and purple and made from dupion silk. To accentuate the colour of the vestment, the lining is made from a much lighter and "salmon" rose (see image below). The orphrey of this chasuble is formed from one of the Studio's newly-designed Puginesque braids in colours of burgundy, red and ash-grey.

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