Because Christian worship is not supposed to be about you.
Actually, that looks like a quilt pattern - similar to one I saw recently on a vintage quilt - mid-1800s! It's a beautiful quilt pattern, but I don't know about it in this instance!
The symbolism of this vestment is darkness vs light and alternately darkness is on top. This could signify the battle between good and evil, but then there are twisted bars between the panels and there are dark triple teeth motifs on the sleeves and borders of this vestment. These have to be a visual 'Freudian slip', that unconsciously and unintentionally reveals the twisted and false beliefs being pushed by false shepherds, theologians and pagan religion inspired psychologists like Jung - that God, Father, Son, Holy Spirit are either evil, capable of evil and/or are a mixture of good and evil.This is basically a vestment that only a toxic and dangerous priest would wear would wear in one of the various apostate denominations' synagogues of hasatan.
Reminds me of the time (early 80s) we attended a wedding in a Roman church where the priest wore a stole that looked crocheted/knitted. My daughter was inspired to comment: Why is the priest wearing that funny afghan?
Hypnotic isn't it? To be spread open at the beginning of the sermon as the words "You are getting sleeeepy....." are recited in a dull monotone voice.
If I didn't know better, I'd say these were Shinto vestments.
Sorta like a Navajo blanket- but not liturgically correct, I'm afraid.
The quilt block is called "birds in the air". This is a terrible, awful example of the quilt block as well as being a horriffic excuse for vestments.
"Hmm, I wonder if there is a use for these torn curtains."
Looks vaguely Masonic to me...
You know, before priests started celebrating in the "Bartender" position, we didn't seem to have many bad vestments. "Facing the East" has more benefit than we thought!
I've known the quilt block as "Flying Geese". It belongs on a quilt, not a vestment.
Looks like a pattern of freemasons squares .
Hmm, I see Sierpinksi when I look at that.
I was thinking an Escher drawing..
In cut and pattern it has a very Asian look and if it were made for an Asian-Christian congregation would be a perfectly appropriate blending of ethnic style and liturgical function.If we in the west can wear vestments based on ancient Roman secular clothing, and the orthodox can wear vestments designed after Byzantine court dress, there is no reason our Asian brothers and sisters can't adapt their traditional styles for Christian worship.
When Shuffleboard meets the vestment closet...
"The Bartender Position" - priceless!I'm afraid that I would fall back to the childhood game of gently unfocussing my eyes to get the blocks and triangles to float, then snapping them back again.
MC Escher: "Dualist Duelist"
Hmmm.... could easily fit in if the celebrant were to have matching pyramids on each side of the altar.
Amish meets African Backgammon???
I live in Hawaii and that's a traditional Hawaiian tattoo design. I've seen it used on every piece of church vestment you can imagine.
No, that's very much a variant on Trip Around the World or Doves in a Window. The last would be slightly more bearable. Are we sure someone hasn't folded a quilt exceptionally elaborately?
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