Matrix Sisterhood of Our Lady of El Rocío
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Pentecost costume

This costume was blessed on April 30, 2011, the day in which the Matriz Brotherhood celebrated the Sabbath of that month in honor of its patron saint, and was premiered by the Blessed Virgin of El Rocío for the pilgrimage of the same year.

Authors

Taller Santa Bárbara, of Seville, the embroidery; and José Antonio Navarro Arteaga the carving and polychromy of the angels' heads.

Chronology

2011

Materials

Silver tissue, fine gold thread, silk thread and carved and polychrome wood.

Curiosities

Set called "of Pentecost", so called because of the scene embroidered in silk on the Virgin's mantle.

This is the last costume that has been made to the Virgen del Rocío. Its design was made by Joaquín López, from the embroidery workshop of Seville. “Santa Barbara”. .

It is an impressive piece in terms of its design and execution, using the rocaille style, which is very scarce due to the arduous nature of its production. The whole costume can be said to be a compendium of embroidery, as it employs almost all known techniques, with an abundance of flake and cardboard embroidery. It is made of silver tissue on ivory-colored silk, a fabric that was manufactured in Moncada, Valencia, in a completely handmade way, having the piece of fabric only 50 centimeters wide. The design of the pattern employs vegetal and floral elements, bows and rocailles, which cover almost the entire textile surface. The lower part of the skirt has a kind of superimposed flounce that is made of a handmade openwork mesh, made with fine gold threads. The colorful embroidered elements, such as bows, coats of arms and flowers, use the giraspe using the milanese technique. In particular, the flowers at the feet of the Child are made of giraspe. Some pieces have padding so that the embroidery is not flat, becoming concave, as if it were a relief, carrying the maximum padding at the ends, which means that they must be embroidered on the back, something that is done in silver thread, so that the contrast with the background fabric is less. This embroidered part is called “paredilla”.

The headdress is made of handmade mesh with fine gold thread. Different motifs have been embroidered on it in cardboard and flakes.

The mantle, which uses all the techniques and motifs seen above, also has in the center a dove embroidered on cardboard with silver thread, two cartouches with the inscriptions Patroness of Almonte and Mother of Godas well as the coat of arms of the Hermandad Matrizand a cartouche at the bottom with the scene of Pentecost. The latter was entirely embroidered by Juan Areal GiráldezThe author himself says he spent nine months working on it, using colored silk threads of the finest caliber, using as a base a watercolor of José Antonio Navarro ArteagaHe also made the two cherub heads for the skirt, and the two that go on the mantle, along with six pairs of cherubs, using cedar wood carved, stewed and polychrome.

Both the lost sleeves and the mantle do not have lace on the edge, but an openwork mesh handmade with fine gold thread and embroidered with a blade.

This costume was blessed on April 30, 2011, the day in which the Matriz Brotherhood celebrated the Sabbath of that month in honor of its patron saint, and was premiered by the Blessed Virgin of El Rocío for the pilgrimage of the same year.

Pentescost Cotume
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