Monday, June 23, 2014

An Art Deco Chasuble

A friend brought to my attention this unexpectedly quite good chasuble and stole set he discovered on the online auction site eBay. It really is a stunning piece, and a reminder of some of the intermittently remarkable ecclesiastical design that characterized much of the design work taken in the first forty or so years of the previous century. I remember, on a visit to a monastery some time ago, discovering the sacristy had what seemed to be scores of fine vestments from that period which only occasionally now saw the light of day. I pray this set gets a good and worthy home, and is put back to work soon!

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