Monday, March 19, 2007

The "stylin" surplice...


Yes, Italians know fashion design and such an interesting surplice I had never seen in all my days. Although we romani all prefer the cotta griccia, this one might deserve a close second.

4 comments:

Argent said...

Is there a practical purpose to the ruched sleeves? Are the gathers sewn in or is there a drawstring that you pull?

McOak said...

Wonderful! Can you put other pictures of ambrosian surplices, of beautiful italian cottas and albs? Many friends told me that the personal secretary of the bishop had a very beautiful surplice!

JPSonnen said...

with the surplice, it's just style and a little something new with that look. no drawstring, just sewn that way likely by some italian nuns in the north back in the day.

i'll see if i have any more photos of the linens. the canon didn't have a secretary, but came with some friends from milan.

Nicola said...

The cotta pictued here isn't ambrosian, though. It's venetian!
The typical ambrosian surplice is the one the MC wears in Mass pictures.