A Pontifical Set of Vestments from Pluriarte

It has been a little bit since we have featured some of Pluriarte's work and what better time than to feature a Pontifical Mass set they made for the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter. Many of you will have no doubt already seen the photos of the Mass, but may not have known who made the set. 

Of course, the photos are also worth sharing in their own right, set in the spectacular confines of the Cathedral of Laon in France. 

For those who wonder what distinguishes a pontifical set from a solemn Mass set, it is, of course, made up of the usual chasuble, dalmatic and tunicle (as per the solemn Mass), but also includes five copes (one for the Assistant Priest and four more for the pontifical attendants who carry the book, bugia, mitre and crozier) and two more dalmatics for the assistant deacons. 

The Pluriarte set falls entirely within the 19th century idiom of floriated vestments. If you wonder what distinguishes a 19th century floriated textile from an 18th century one, it typically has to do with the style of the flowers (which are more three dimensional in design) and the deeper, less pastel colours of the textile generally. 

Let's take a closer look. 

In terms of the cut of the set, it is a mixture of influences, showing aspects of the Italian, French and Austrian traditions. 

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