Italia Range Mitres

he mitre (sometimes also spelled miter), from the Greek μίτρα, "headband" or "turban", is a type of headgear now known as the traditional, ceremonial head-dress of bishops and certain abbots in the Roman Catholic Church, as well as in the Anglican Communion, some Lutheran churches, and also bishops and certain other clergy in the Eastern Orthodox churches, Eastern Catholic Churches and the Oriental Orthodox Churches.

In its modern form in Western Christianity, the mitre is a tall folding cap, consisting of two similar parts (the front and back) rising to a peak and sewn together at the sides. Two short lappets always hang down from the back.
The evolution of the mitre, from the Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)

In the Catholic Church, the right to wear the mitre is confined by Canon law to bishops and to abbots, as it appears in the ceremony of consecration of a bishop and blessing of an abbot. Cardinals are now normally supposed to be bishops (since the time of Pope John XXIII), but even cardinals who are not bishops and who have been given special permission by the pope to decline consecration as bishops may wear the mitre. Other prelates have been granted the use of the mitre by special privilege, but this is no longer done. Former distinctions between "mitred abbots" and "non-mitred abbots" have been abolished.

Three types of mitres are worn by Roman Catholic clergy for different occasions:

The simplex ('simple', referring to the materials used) is made of undecorated white linen or silk and its white lappets traditionally end in red fringes. It is worn most notably at funerals, on Good Friday and by concelebrant bishops at a Mass. Cardinals in the presence of the Pope wear a mitre of white linen damask.
    
The pretiosa ('precious') is decorated with precious stones and gold and worn on Sundays and feast days. This type of mitre is rarely decorated with precious stones today, and the designs have become more varied, simple and original, often merely being in the liturgical color of the day.
    
The auriphrygiata is of plain gold cloth or white silk with gold, silver or coloured embroidered bands; when seen today it is usually worn by bishops when they preside at the celebration of the sacraments.

The proper color of a mitre is always white, although in liturgical usage white also includes vestments made from gold and silver fabrics.

 

The embroidered bands and other ornaments which adorn a miter and the lappets may be of other colors and often are.

We offer below a range of extremely high quality Mitres made from the finest in Italian fabrics including superb soft wools and luxury silks.  Embroidery is of the best available

standard and is intricately applied to the Mitres (where applicable) to give a truly wonderful garment that will last for many years.

Lead time on made to order/measure Mitres is circa 4 weeks.

Prodotti di Mitrie

Italia Range Mitre: IT-MIT-01


A wool/silk mix base fabric Italia Range Mitre upon which we embroider with gold silk threads. 

 

Made in Italy to order in circa 4 weeks.

Available in a range of head sizes.

North East Church Supplies Italia Range Mitres
North East Church Supplies Italia Range Mitres

Italia Range Mitre: IT-MIT-02

A wool/silk mix base fabric Italia Range Mitre upon which we embroider with gold and ruby silk threads.  A very popular choice Mitre.

 

Made in Italy to order in circa 4 weeks.

Available in a range of head sizes.

North East Church Supplies Italia Range Mitres

Italia Range Mitre: IT-MIT-03

A decorative wool/silk mix base fabric Italia Range Mitre with golden cross design.  Embroidery with coloured silk threads.

 

Made in Italy to order in circa 4 weeks.

Available in a range of head sizes.

North East Church Supplies Italia Range Mitres

Italia Range Mitre: IT-MIT-04

A  wool/silk mix base fabric Italia Range Mitre with jade & golden embroidered threads.  Available also with the design in Red, Purple or All Gold threads.

 

Made in Italy to order in circa 4 weeks.

Available in a range of head sizes.

North East Church Supplies Italia Range Mitres

Italia Range Mitre: IT-MIT-05

A wool/silk mix base fabric Italia Range Mitre with silver & golden embroidered threads. 

 

Made in Italy to order in circa 4 weeks.

Available in a range of head sizes.

North East Church Supplies Italia Range Mitres

Italia Range Mitre: IT-MIT-06

A beautiful, wool/silk mix base fabric Italia Range Mitre with gold & bronze embroidered threads. 

Made in Italy to order in circa 4 weeks.

Available in a range of head sizes.

North East Church Supplies Italia Range Mitres

Italia Range Mitre: IT-MIT-07

A beautiful, wool/silk mix base fabric Italia Range Mitre with gold & bronze embroidered threads. 

Made in Italy to order in circa 4 weeks.

Available in a range of head sizes.

North East Church Supplies Italia Range Mitres

Italia Range Mitre: IT-MIT-08

A stunning, pure wool base fabric Italia Range Mitre enriched with horizontal golden threads

Made in Italy to order in circa 4 weeks.

Available in a range of head sizes.

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Italia Range Mitre: IT-MIT-09

A beautiful, wool/silk mix base fabric Italia Range Mitre with gold & green thread vine style embroidery.

Made in Italy to order in circa 4 weeks.

Available in a range of head sizes.

North East Church Supplies Italia Range Mitres
North East Church Supplies Italia Range Mitres
North East Church Supplies Italia Range Mitres

Italia Range Mitre: IT-MIT-10


This truly striking embroidered Mitre features elaborate and detailed golden silk thread embroidery symbols of the 4 evangelists.  In wool/silk  base fabric this Mitre truly is a wonderful piece and expertly made by Italian craftsman. 

Made in Italy to order in circa 4 weeks.

Available in a range of head sizes.

North East Church Supplies Italia Range Mitres

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Basic style, Roman Mitre made from Viscose/acetate fabric, lined with plain rear lappetts.  Available in black, red, green, purple, white, gold & silver fabrics.  Gold & silver fabrics are pure wool fabric.  The white version being ideal as a Mitra Simplex.

Made in Italy to order in circa 4 weeks.

Available in a range of head sizes.

Italia Range Mitre: IT-MIT-12


Sartorial mitre, hand-made in 100% white linen with read rear fringe lappets.  Ideal as a Mitra Simplex and for concelebration (non-celebrant)

Made in Italy to order in circa 4 weeks.

Available in a range of head sizes.

Italia Range Mitre: IT-MIT-13


An artisanal silk mitre for the apostolic protonotary. Hand-made in pure Damask silk. It comes complete with a cotton case.  Red fringed rear lappets complete the Mitre.

Made in Italy to order in circa 4 weeks.

Available in a range of head sizes.

Italia Range Mitre: IT-MIT-14

 

Tailored cardinal mitre, “Pigna” model, hand-made in pure silk damask. It comes complete with a cotton case.  

 

Red fringed rear lappets complete the Mitre.

Made in Italy to order in circa 4 weeks.

Available in a range of head sizes.

The above range represents a small but popular range of Italia Mitres, but if there is something in particular that you require and is not shown, please do contact us with your requirements as we may already offer something the in same design or similar, or indeed, can make bespoke for you.