Temporary exhibition from 3.12.2017 to 18.03.1018
In our museum’s nostalgic weaving workshop priests’ robes were woven for the Catholic Church from 1908 to 1992. All ecclesiastical textiles – right from priests’ robes to altar coverings to flag adornments – are covered by the general term paraments. The word is derived from the Latin “para mensa” and means “prepare the Lord’s table”.
Paraments are also to be found in the Protestant Church. These are mostly restricted to antependiums from the Latin “hanging in front”. And in fact the paraments hang before the pulpit and before the altar.
HdS Photos: Christian van Doorn