Blairs Museum

Church Textiles

Our impressive collection of hand embroidered vestments, demonstrate a wide range of ceremonial clothing worn by the Catholic clergy during worship.

The collection spans more than 500 years with some rare examples of church embroidery surviving from the 15th and 16th centuries.  Each garment displays highly skilled needlework, with delicate scenes and symbolism enriched with gold and silver thread.

 

Church Textiles