Monday, March 19, 2012

More New Vestment Work (And Some Laetare Sunday Photos)

Further to our recent post showing the work of a young Italian man on a new rose vestment, I wanted to share with you another new rose vestment set, this time, executed by the Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem in the United States. (And yes, to anticipate the question which usually comes with such posts, the Canons are indeed open to receiving orders for custom made vestments of this sort.)

The orphreys come off very well and I was very glad to see the entire vestment trimmed with the same. I hope we'll see more of this sort of thing in the future.

Here is a closer detail which shows both the material used for the orphreys and the design generally:

Since vestments are best shown being worn, I asked for a few of photographs that were specifically taken to model them. Here they are, and I think they show that they are very graceful and in very good proportions. They strike me as having the benefits of the graceful folds and feel of the conical chasuble, but without the usual challenges that many clergy comment upon because of the ampleness of the full conical form:

Now, as an added bonus, here they are in actual liturgical use this past Laetare Sunday:

Very nicely done.

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