The Protestant Reformation And Its Importance To Ecclesiastical Sewing

Did you know that next fall is going to be a very special year? October 31st, 2017 will mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. For Protestant churches, this is… Read more The Protestant Reformation And Its Importance To Ecclesiastical Sewing

Headwear Part III: The Tiara—Norris

This is the third and final installment about headwear for this three part series. Already we have learned about the Amice and the Mitre. Today’s vestment is very distinct as… Read more Headwear Part III: The Tiara—Norris

Headwear Part II: The Mitre—Norris

The mitre is part two of the three part series talking about ecclesiastical vestments that are headwear. Today we again travel back in time to the days of the Greeks. They were not an ostentatious people in the designing of their clothing. For instance, they wore two types of headwear and both were meant for practicality instead of fashion. The working classes—soldiers, sailors, and artisans—wore a skull-cap called a pilos. As the word skull cap suggests, this was a form fitting cap that shaped the skull, snuggly encircling over the… Read more Headwear Part II: The Mitre—Norris
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