This surplice is a rendition of an early design depicted in an old painting of monastic monks at the death of St Bede and another photos from a 20th century liturgical arts journal, L'Art d'Eglise . The Surplice is made of pure cotton and they had been starched, hence the drape of the shirt is firm ( This is a new surplice before washing )
The surplice is made without a gathers and it does not has a seam attaching the arm and the body. It is made of one single piece of wide cotton.
|The Rev. D. E. Snapp, 1860-1923. For 33 years the beloved pastor of the Martin Luther Church (Ohio Synod), Baltimore Md|
|from the 20th century liturgical arts journal, L'Art d'Eglise|