December 29, 2011

Cardinal's Biretta Made out of Serge

Cardinal's biretta made out of red serge fabric

Barbier de Montault, Xavier:
 Le costume et les usages ecclésiastiques selon la tradition romaine, Band 1: Règles générales, le costume usuel, le costume de chœur, Letouzey et Ané, Paris, ca. 1900
the cardinal's wore during winter her biretta in "drap très fin pour l'hiver"
The silk was only worn during summer.

made of red wool
on display at:

Biretta made out of red felt

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