Monday, July 20, 2009

A surprise in a church

While on vacation this week, we enter inside of a catholic church. I'm not catholic and neither my family, but it's an historical building and Letty wanted to take photos inside. I sat in a corner when suddenly this statue caught my eyes. Do you notice what she has on her hands?

Yes! It's a handkerchief with a traditional "calado" (drawn thread) and tatting edging! I'm not sure how old is the piece because the church was empty for an exception of a few people entering to pray . But it looks old. Specially in a corner where the thread looks brownish and frail.

I tried to take a closeup but the reflection of the window was caught on the photo. Anyway I think you can appreciate the pattern. It's very simple, trefoils joined to the edge and chains. Isn't it cool when you find this kind of things? :-)

If you hit any of the photos you can see it bigger.


TattingChic said...

That is beautiful! I want the pattern to that edging now! LOL! I wonder if I could figure it out, Ha ha! :)

Tattycat said...

Thank you for sharing this, Wally. It is an amazing find!

Fox said...

Very cool find!

Sally Kerson said...

The Roman Catholics are very fond of lace to adorn some of their church garments particularly around edges of surplices. But a tatting find is even better. I have tatted around my surplice which I use in church and many people comment on it, although they have no idea that it is tatting - its on my blog tat's heaven. Also love your tatted buttons, so pretty.

Gina said...

What a lovely find!

I'm no longer active in the Catholic church but back when we had to wear a head covering - sure wish I'd known how to tat then! I'd wear these machine made lace pieces - I wonder how many doilies were worn to church???/


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