Hand embroidered silk on damasks
This chasuble is based on a sixteenth century antique and was commissioned for a priestly ordination. A red antique fabric fragment with embroidered images of Salvator Mundi and Our Lady with Child served as an inspiration for this new vestment. Since the original embroidery was very fragile, the solution was to replicate the images as closely as possible and apply them to a new silk setting. Pairing of Salvator Mundi with Our Lady and Child image on one chasuble is a design concept characteristic of the early Renaissance period, which tended to extol Redeemer's humanity, both in its beauty and in its fragility.