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Images: Clerical vestments

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05 July 2013

Victoria & Albert Museum

Recycled: a chasuble made from a coffin pall: early-1500s embroidery,  later shape, in one of the many photos (plus "Ron" cartoons) in Sarah Bailey's Clerical Vestments: Ceremonial dress of the Church (Shire Publications, £6.99 (£6.30); 978-0-74781-221-0). It covers church use of textiles, the evolution, fabrics, colour, symbols, decoration, and makers of vestments, and offers suggestions for further reading and places to visit. Current styles and older are both illustrated. More photos opposite

Recycled: a chasuble made from a coffin pall: early-1500s embroidery,  later shape, in one of the many photos (plus "Ron" cart...

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