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Chasuble

Origin of the chasuble

A chasuble is one of the so-called paraments, vestments used in Catholic worship. It is the priestly outer garment prescribed for the main celebration of a Eucharist. Priests and bishops wear an alb and a stole under their chasuble

Etymology
The word chasuble, comes from the Medieval Latin casubula, a by-word of the Late Latin casula, which denoted a cloak with a hood. Casula is a diminutive form of casa, which means 'house'. A casula and a house provide shelter from the rain.
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History of embroidery

History of embroidery
Embroidery as a technique is already very old. Nowadays embroidery is done by many as a hobby. But in the past it was mainly an activity for the good class and for various cultures it was an activity to make your clothes beautiful for Sundays and for festivities. It was also used to decorate your trousseau such as bed and other linen.
 
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Textile in Flanders

Flemish cloth has a long history of being admired. When the Romans entered Belgica, the high-quality cloth woven by the locals was soon taken and used for a man’s toga and a woman’s stola. In the early Middle Ages, records exist of Flemish cloth turning up in the markets of Novgorod in Russia.
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A brief history of Bruges

Bruges’ history stretches back to the 9th century when it was founded by Vikings. Indeed, the name Bruges (Brugge) is thought to derive from the old-Scandinavian word 'Brygga' meaning 'harbour' or 'mooring place'. The river Zwin linked the settlement to the North Sea and it very quickly became an important international trading port.

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