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Beautiful goldwork by Mary Brown, Sydney Australia. This is a detail from a design in her book called 'Goldwork Embroidery: Designs and Projects.'

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Jewel tones embellishment- Baroque motif all hand embroidered in French Purl

According to tradition and testimony, this chasuble—together with its matching stole, maniple, chalice cover, chalice veil, and burse—was made in Sicily, as a gift from his bishop for Nicolo Spedaliere (also recorded as Spitaleri), head priest of the mother church of Partanna. It is entirely feasible that the vestments were made by a women's religious order or at a school that practiced this type of embroidery.