Posts by AuthorTamara Martinez

The antependium/altar frontal is a decorative textile that covers the front of the altar during Catholic Mass. The example in the featured photo (above) is embroidered with gold, silver, silver-gilt and silk threads on applied pieces of silk. Scenes of the Baptism of Christ by St John and the Virgin and Child with the infant...
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The chasuble is part of the vestments worn by clergy during Mass. The chasuble is a square or circular piece of cloth with a hole in the center where one slips the garment over one’s head to wear it. The garment requires a blessing by a priest before serving as an outer vestment worn to...
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