An Interesting Item

Today’s post will be short, as I’m off to celebrate a birthday.  But I thought I’d share my special gift with you before heading out.

Pleated Linen
Pleated Linen

The surprise is out of the box, but not completely opened.  But before I un-bundle the rest of this surprise, I need to pull a few Ecclesiastical Books off my shelf to give you a little back ground and history on this interesting item.  Any guesses as to what it might be?  I’ll give you a hint:  it is linen fabric, and it is old.  And it is not window curtains………ops! That was three hints.

Have a wonderful day!

Solo Dei Gloria

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  1. It’s an alb ironed and pleated alb….they where ironed and folded in this way to prevent wrinkles when not in use…before the days of hanging storage…it travels very when ironed and pleated.

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  2. Happy New Year and I hope you enjoy the birthday.

    When I first saw it, I thought it might be an altar cloth, but slightly closer inspection seems to reveal a yoke at the top left, which leads me to suspect that it is a cotta or surplice with lace inserts.
    Fr Andrew

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    • Happy New Year. The birthday was an enjoyable day.
      Your guess is a good one! It is a surplice. I’m still trying to research this unusual treatment and will try to share that, along with photos soon. I wanted to check an historical vestment to make sure my surplice pattern is accurate, and to see how an older vestment was made compared to a modern version.
      Carrie

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