Monday, November 04, 2013

So I bought a new veil

I collect church headcoverings. Two  are Spanish, one was  made in Mexico, the others are handmade by clever American seamstresses or are vintage pieces from Ebay of unknown provenance. I just got one from the Carmelite nuns of Elysburg, Pennsylvania and it is not only quite modestly priced, it drapes better and looks nicer than many fancy ones I've seen. If you are looking for a simple headcovering give the  Carmelites of Jesus, Mary and Joseph a peek and if you don't veil, the sisters make other lovely things and could use your help.

5 comments:

Enoch said...

Could you describe the veils in more detail? The photo on the Carmelite website is not very detailed, and I can't tell what the enitire veil looks like. I do need a new veil, thanks.

Gina said...

I'd like to see a photo, too. Sounds lovely. I'll check them out. Thanks for the tip!

Gina said...

Ooo - their scapulars are beautiful.

Dymphna said...

I may take a photo. It's a very simple triangle veil. My hair is shoulder length and the veil covers it. But I also have a short neck so it my be shorter on another woman. The sisters' photo is lacking but I wanted to buy from them so I took a chance and was quite pleased with the result.

Enoch said...

Thanks for the info, Dymphna. I might just order one, since the price is reasonable.