European, Bespoke Vestment Designer Sacra Domus Aurea

Continuing on with our considerations of some of the up and coming vestment designers out there, today I wanted to turn back toward Europe and to the maker, Sacra Domus Aurea who are based out of Italy and who we introduced you to for the first time last month.

Before proceeding though, it seems as though an explanatory comment would also be helpful.  When speaking of "bespoke" vestments, what is meant by this is that you, first of all, aren't dealing with a designer who makes mass-produced, catalogue vestments. Rather, each vestment is individually designed and hand-tailored.  What's more, you can contact bespoke designers if you have particular needs and/or designs you might be looking for to see how they might be able to accommodate your wants. In short, if you want a quick turnaround, you can certainly purchase one of the pieces they have already created, but if you have something more particular in mind, you can work with these designers to come up with something that fits to your particular wants and specifications. All of this is firmly in line with the tradition of the Catholic liturgical arts of course, which, until the modern centuries, were never anything otherwise. This is also what gives these particular works their own particular uniqueness.

That digression aside, today I wanted to show you a few pieces by Sacra Domus Aurea beginning with the green five piece set shown just above.  Simple and elegant is how I would choose to describe it.

More recently, this designer completed this commission for a cope:

The whole piece meshes together very well, bringing traditional elegance into a contemporary offering.

This next set, also in red, is a five piece Roman set likewise done in the Italian tradition. It includes the traditional wavy galloon so typical of the Roman tradition. (You will note here how the differences in the brocade in this offering, versus the cope above, really change the overall look and feel of a vestment.)

The textile is predominantly of red with gold brocade. Here too are the other pieces, including the maniple and burse.

The galloons are used to form the crosses on the various pieces; always a personal favourite of mine and likewise firmly set in the Roman and Italian tradition of vestment design.
Finally, here are just a few other examples from them, beginning with a lovely blue offering for those who enjoy that liturgical privilege:

I quite like the textures you see here on these particular pieces. They really add something to them.
Another example of the kind of detailing our designer will add to pieces

For more information, please contact Sacra Domus Aurea.

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