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Maniple

1700-1750 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

A maniple was a narrow strip of fabric, often richly decorated and matching the other vestments, which was worn over the left arm near the wrist by the priest during the celebration of Christian Mass. This example is decorated with a type of embroidery known by different names including flame stitch, Irish stitch, Hungary stitch, and bargello stitch.


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Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Embroidered in silks on canvas
Brief Description
Maniple, polychrome silk embroidery in flame stitch on canvas ground, probably made in Italy, 1700-1750.
Physical Description
Polychrome silk embroidery in flame stitch on canvas ground. 3 applied crosses of embroidered ribbon. Lined with pink linen. Silk fringe at each end in blue, green, yellow and cream.
Dimensions
  • Length: 99.5cm
  • Width: 23.5cm
Summary
A maniple was a narrow strip of fabric, often richly decorated and matching the other vestments, which was worn over the left arm near the wrist by the priest during the celebration of Christian Mass. This example is decorated with a type of embroidery known by different names including flame stitch, Irish stitch, Hungary stitch, and bargello stitch.
Collection
Accession Number
CIRC.661-1925

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record createdDecember 7, 2005
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