Friday, 4 April 2014

Ave Maris Stella vestments

We are pleased to return to web-logging with this post depicting a newly-made dalmatic.  This vestment has been made specifically for Festivals of the Blessed Virgin Mary and is called Ave Maris Stella. The decorative focus of this dalmatic is an orphrey braid which is based on the work of AWN Pugin.

This braid is produced in two shades of blue (lighter and darker) with figured ornament in gold. This braid was designed by the Studio and is only available through it. The braid can be used on fabrics either brighter white in colour, or ivory and can also be used to decorate dalmatics and copes.

The dalmatic matches a chasuble (shewn in the photograph below) which was produced last year for a priest of the Archdiocese of Galvaston-Houston USA. These vestments were made from a silk damask and lined in a vibrant blue dupion silk.

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