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Purple suit

Good sample to know that the Patroness of Almonte used in her clothes the color of each liturgical time.

Author

Unknown

Chronology

XVIII Century

Materials

Silk, silver and gold spur

Curiosities

We have documentary evidence of it through an inventory of goods that was made in the Marismeña hermitage, dated 1805, and in which this "purple suit of the Virgen del Rocío" is already mentioned.

This costume is the oldest of those preserved of the Virgen del Rocío. The set is made up of a skirt, bodice, sleeves, sleeveless sleeves, and the child’s costume. It is all made with a silk, silver and gold spur, from the 18th century. Of him we have documentary evidence through an inventory of goods that was made in the hermitage of Marismeña, dated 1805, and in which this is already mentioned “purple dress of the Virgen del Rocío”. .

We are not accustomed to seeing the Virgin dressed in such powerful colors as this costume, but it is a good sample to know that the Virgin is a woman of the same color as the Virgin, and we are not used to seeing her dressed in such colors. Patron Saint of Almonte used in his clothes the color of each liturgical season. Thus, presumably the Virgin would have costumes in different colors, using this purple at the times of Lent and Advent.

Analyzing the piece closely, we can see the two seams on the skirt, made very delicately and matching the drawing perfectly. The most interesting thing about these seams is that they give us the width of the textile piece, showing that it was made by hand, on a hand loom.

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