Friday, November 4, 2016

The Cotta Griccia Seen in Rome

On the right, worn by a master of ceremonies.  

It is steam pressed by the nuns in such a way to make the zigzag pattern.  A delicate work of art. 


  1. Hi John, would you happen to know and share how to care for these beautiful vestments? There's an alb and cotta available for sale and I'm planning on giving them as a gift to a priest friend of mine but I wouldn't know how to clean them.

  2. The key is to not launder it or sit with it on. It is a lost art. I don't know of anyone who has the pressing instrument to iron them.