orphrey

NOUN
  1. a richly embroidered edging on an ecclesiastical vestment
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How To Use orphrey In A Sentence

  • The shoulder seams, and the edges of the neck and hem, are bordered by narrow orphreys, those on the hem decorated with a ladder pattern resembling that on the base and cover.
  • The seams were reinforced with decorated strips of material called ‘orphreys’, which were arranged to hang vertically front and back.
  • The earliest coloured illustration of the salt, published by Henry Shaw in 1836, clearly shows that more colour was then extant: red, colouring the orphreys on the tunic; black on his shoes.
  • They also embroidered orphreys (clerical vestments), for the ‘good of their souls’.
  • Saints embroidered in metallic and silk threads decorate the orphrey, the ornamental band along the top of the cope as pictured here.
  • Altar frontals may be decorated with a series of orphreys in a contrasting fabric.
  • Saints embroidered in metallic and silk threads decorate the orphrey, the ornamental band along the top of the cope as pictured here.
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