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De vestimentis

Pectoral crosses and rings

Pectoral crosses are divided into two types – an ordinary and a pontifical one. The first one, simple and without gems, could …

Stockings, shoes and gloves.

Once there were two kinds of stockings discerned in the clerical dress. Usually they were made of silk in the colour appropriate …

Headgear

Zucchetto (lat. pileolus) is used to cover the crown. It should be made of cloth in the winter and silk (watered in …

Coats

Ferraiolo (it. ferraiolone, ferraiolo – formerly there were two different types of outerwear) – the coat worn by the clergy during various …

Cappa magna and cappa parva

The cappa magna, or the great cape, sometimes also called the Roman cape in Poland, is one of few garments of good …

Mantellone, soprana, croccia

The mantellone was a kind of a longer version of the mantelletta, however put on immediately on the cassock, always in the …

Mozzetta and mantelletta

The mozzetta it is a sign of jurisdiction and although has survived the last reforms, the hood has been cut. The hood survived …

Collar, sash and rochet

A clerical collar consisted of a white neckband and a pectoral in the colour of the cassock, which applied also to religious …

Cassock and simar

Using a regular (everyday) cassock: – the Pope wears white; during summer cassock is made of satin, in winter – of cloth; …

Materials and colours

According to the rank, one wore garments and other accessories made of various materials. The Holy Father used to wear garments made …