A Brief Survey of Some Recent Vestment Work

While we have covered off some recent architectural projects of some of our contemporary liturgical arts, it has been awhile since we have surveyed some contemporary vestment works.  With that in mind, let's survey some of the most recent work done by our collaborators here at LAJ.

Sacra Domus Aurea, based out of Italy, has been doing some interesting projects of late, exploring some of the different regional cuts and styles. Three recent projects of theirs included an Austrian style chasuble done in a classic dual brocade so typical to that region, as well as the French-Parisian style and even a Venetian styled chasuble complete with a classic Venetian velvet. 


Watts and Co. of London have been featuring quite a bit lately in the way of embroidery work, especially in relation to processional banners, but also more generally.

Pluriarte, based out of Spain, have been continuing on with their exploration of vestments in the French cut, frequently with 18th and 19th century style silk lampas and damasks, such as this characteristically 18th century style light purple chasuble, or another in a more 19th century vein and palette.

FilAurum, based out of Oxford, England, are a newer company and they recently shared the following chasuble in an Italian style which Marian influences.

Altarworthy, based out of the United States, has been giving a fair bit of their focus and attention of late to to gothic revival inspired work, including the following green solemn Mass set, along with a black and a red set -- the latter of which utilizes a renaissance era style textile design.

The Roman atelier of Gammarelli needs little introduction of course, and recently they shared the following beautiful violet set done in a colourful purple with floral accents, as well as this machine embroidered festal chasuble in white and gold.

It must be said again that it was not so very long ago that there were very few firms making vestments of any of these sorts of styles. We truly are seeing a renaissance in the art and availability of traditional vestment design -- and, what's more, we are seeing things move beyond the mere basics.

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