Bishop's Choir Cassock , Sash and Mozzetta

Choir Cassock, Sash (Fascia) and Mozzetta for Bishop

Cassock: This cassock is made of a magenta silk-cotton blend material, with amaranth-red piping and buttons hence is appropriate for a bishop. This cassock is referred to as a "choir cassock" because it is usually worn with a sash or fascia (as well as with other elements of choir dress, e.g., rochet, surplice, mozzetta and/or mantelletta). The style of this garment is known as a "french-cut Roman cassock" since it is more fitted than the Roman cassock, making use of three inverted pleats, one at center and one on each hip. Each pleat has an inverted triangle at the top known as a dart. The sleeves of this cassock are without buttons. The cassock itself has 26 amaranth red cloth buttons down the front. The cuffs, made of red silk, are 8 inches in length. It also has the usual 2 loops or cords on either side to support the fascia or sash. The cassock measures 36" waist, 60 inches in length measured front the back of the neck to the bottom of the garment. The neck is 15 inches. Each sleeve measures 25 ½ inches from the top of the arm to the edge of the cuff. The interior top of the garment including the sleeves is lined in white silk. Made by the House of Hansen, Chicago , and (label inside) tailored circa 1986. .

Fascia or Sash: slightly deeper magenta color than
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