Italia Range Cotta/Surplice

In the Roman tradition, the surplice (or "cotta") sometimes features lace decoration or embroidered bordures, but is most typically plainly hemmed. The lace or embroidery, if present, will often be in the form of inserts set a few inches above the edge of the hem or sleeves.

The surplice is meant to be a miniature alb, the alb itself being the symbol of the white garment received at Baptism. As such, it is appropriately worn by any cleric, by lectors and acolytes, or indeed by altar servers who are technically standing in for instituted acolytes for any liturgical service. It is often worn, for instance, by seminarians when attending Mass and by non-clerical choirs. It is usually worn over a cassock and never alone, nor is it ever gathered by a belt or cincture.

It may be worn under a stole by deacons and priests for liturgical ceremonies or the celebration of sacraments outside of Mass. On occasion, a cope is worn over the cassock, surplice and stole.

As part of the choir dress of the clergy, it is normally not worn by prelates (the pope, cardinals, bishops, monsignori, and some canons) - instead, these clerics wear the rochet, which is in fact a variant of the surplice.

The surplice belongs to the vestes sacrae (sacred vestments), though it requires no benediction before it is worn.

A comprehesive range of Italian made Cottas/Surplice in an array of styles and quality materials.  Where embroidery and laces are a feature, these are both hand and machine

applied to give you a truly magnificent and beautiful garment, using only the finest materials and threads.  Higher grade polycottons and wools are the norm.

These cottas are worn by clergy and lay individuals throughout the world, where style, quality, longevity and craftsmanship are of top importance. 

 

Made to order with a lead time from only 7 days.
 

Italia Range Cottas/Surplice  - made in Italy

Prodotti di Cotte

Italia Range Cotta - IT-COT-01

Beautiful, White Roman (Square) neck Cotta, pleats to front and back.  65% polyester 35% cotton. 

An ideal, traditional styled Cotta suitable for all clergy and lay persons.

 

Made to order in Italy - please allow 4 weeks

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Italia Range Cotta - IT-COT-02

Beautiful, off-white Roman (Square) neck Cotta, pleats to front and back. 

An ideal, traditional styled Cotta suitable for all clergy and lay persons.

Fabric is a polyester & wool blend.

Made to order in Italy - please allow 4 weeks

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Italia Range Cotta - IT-COT-03

Beautiful, White Roman (Square) neck Cotta with plain front adorned with a single line of ornate lace and cross to both front and rear. 

An ideal, traditional styled Cotta suitable for all clergy and lay persons.

Fabric is 65% polyester 35% cotton. 

 

Made to order in Italy - please allow 4 weeks

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Italia Range Cotta - IT-COT-04

Beautiful, off-whitehite Roman (Square) neck Cotta with plain front adorned with a single line of ornate lace and cross to both front and rear. 

An ideal, traditional styled Cotta suitable for all clergy and lay persons.

Fabric is wool & polyester blend

 

Made to order in Italy - please allow 4 weeks

Italia Range Cottas/Surplice  - made in Italy

Italia Range Cotta - IT-COT-05

 

Off-White Roman (Square) neck style Cotta with pleats front and rear, showing two lines of lace embroidery with cross between to both front and rear. 

 

An ideal, traditional styled Cotta suitable for all clergy and lay persons and made from the finest, crisp, polycotton fabric.

Made to order in Italy - please allow 4 weeks

 

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Italia Range Cotta - IT-COT-06

An off-white fabric, Roman (Square) neck Cotta featuring exstensive rows of ornate lacework to cuffs and hem. 

 

50% polyester, 50% wool blend fabric

Italia Range Cottas/Surplice  - made in Italy

Made to order in Italy - please allow 4 weeks.

​An ideal and traditional styled alb for all clergy with added lace to complete the garment.

Italia Range Cottas/Surplice  - made in Italy

Italia Range Cotta - IT-COT-07

Exquisite, White Roman (Square) neck Cotta with decorative lace embroidery to cuffs and hem with cross.  65% polyester 35% cotton. 

An ideal, traditional styled Cotta which can be used by clergy and lay persons alike, with added lace style embroidery

 

Made to order in Italy - please allow 4 weeks

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Italia Range Cotta - IT-COT-08

Exquisite, Off-white Roman (Square) neck Cotta with decorative lace embroidery to cuffs and hem with cross.  65% polyester 35% cotton. 

An ideal, traditional styled Cotta which can be used by clergy and lay persons alike, with added lace style embroidery

 

Made to order in Italy - please allow 4 weeks

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Italia Range Cotta - IT-COT-09
 

Wonderful, white, ormate lace inset Cotta with Roman (Square) neck.  Lacework by machine. 

 

50% polyester, 50% cotton fabric.

An ideal, traditional styled alb for all clergy and lay persons with added decorative lacework. 

 

Made to order in Italy - please allow 4 weeks

Italia Range Cottas/Surplice  - made in Italy

Italia Range Cotta - IT-COT-10
 

Wonderful, off-white, ormate lace inset Cotta with Roman (Square) neck.  Lacework by machine. 

 

50% polyester, 50% cotton fabric.

An ideal, traditional styled alb for all clergy and lay persons with added decorative lacework. 

 

Made to order in Italy - please allow 4 weeks

Italia Range Cottas/Surplice  - made in Italy
Italia Range Cottas/Surplice  - made in Italy

Italia Range Cotta- IT-COT-11


Wonderful, white, ormate lace inset Cotta with Roman (Square) neck.  Lacework by machine. 

 

50% polyester, 50% cotton fabric.

 

An ideal, traditional styled Cotta for all clergy and lay persons with added decorative lacework.  Can be worn with an amice.

 

Made to order in Italy - please allow 4 weeks

Italia Range Cottas/Surplice  - made in Italy
Italia Range Cottas/Surplice  - made in Italy

Italia Range Cotta- IT-COT-12


Wonderful, off-white, ormate lace inset Cotta with Roman (Square) neck.  Lacework by machine. 

 

Polyester & wool blend fabric

 

 

An ideal, traditional styled Cotta for all clergy and lay persons with added decorative lacework.  Can be worn with an amice.

 

Made to order in Italy - please allow 4 weeks

Italia Range Cottas/Surplice  - made in Italy
Italia Range Cottas/Surplice  - made in Italy

Italia Range Cotta- IT-COT-13

Full lace, white Roman (Square) neck Cotta.  Beautiful machine lace to sleeves and bottom hem.  50% polyester, 50% cotton fabric.  Beautifully matched with a Roman style Stole.

Made to order in Italy - please allow 4 weeks.  An ideal, traditional styled Cotta for all clergy and lay persons with added and extensive lacework.

Drop length excludes the lace section.  The depth of the lace on the body of the alb is 48 cm.  The depth of the lace on the arms of the alb is 23 cm.

VATICAN STYLE - Ideal for Choir Dress and formal occasions

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Italia Range Cotta- IT-COT-14
 

Vatican 1 style off-white Roman (Square) neck Cotta with handmade lace to cuffs and bottom with cross.  Polyester/wool fabric.  First class quality.

Top of the range Roman Cotta as worn by many high ranking clergy throughout the world.  When you want the very best, choose the Vatican 1, 2 or 3 style.

 

Made to order in Italy - please allow 4 weeks

Italia Range Cottas/Surplice  - made in Italy

Italia Range Cotta - IT-COT-15
 

Vatican 2 style off-white Roman (Square) neck Cotta with handmade lace to cuffs and bottom with cross.  Polyester/wool fabric.  First class quality.

Top of the range Roman Cotta as worn by many high ranking clergy throughout the world.  When you want the very best, choose the Vatican 1, 2 or 3 style.

 

Made to order in Italy - please allow 4 weeks

Italia Range Cottas/Surplice  - made in Italy

Italia Range Cotta - IT-COT-16
 

Vatican 3 style off-white Roman (Square) neck Cotta with handmade lace to cuffs and bottom with cross.  Polyester/wool fabric.  First class quality.

Top of the range Roman Cotta as worn by many high ranking clergy throughout the world.  When you want the very best, choose the Vatican 1, 2 or 3 style.

 

Made to order in Italy - please allow 4 weeks