Ceremonial Robes

Ceremonial Robes

Humphries Weaving is known as the organisation of choice with those looking for only the best textiles for their ceremonial occasion. We have a tradition of weaving fabrics used for parliamentary, judiciary and university chancellor robes.

Popular designs are the Linton damask and ribbed Ottoman, these robes and gowns can often be heavily embroidered requiring an extremely dense weave and high silk content to avoid puckering. Fabric for robes can be commissioned in any colour required but are most often in bright crimson, cerise pink, midnight blue or black.

Yeldham Damask, Ceremonial Robes, St Joseph's Abbey Ref 642

The Lord Chancellor’s Robes

The Lord Chancellor’s ceremonial robes are worn for state occasions such as the state opening of parliament.

Recognised due to their black silk and cotton damask base and heavy gold embroidery the Lord Chancellor’s ceremonial robes are post-Reformation and their design seems to date from the late 16th century.

Project references: 638

The Speaker of the House of Commons Robes

The Speaker of the House of Commons ceremonial robes are worn for state occasions such as the state opening of parliament.

Humphries weaving have produced a plain silk ottoman in black for the day robes of the Speaker.

Project reference: 905

We have also woven the black silk & cotton damask for the ceremonial dress robes, used for occasions such as the state opening of parliament.

Project reference:

The Lord Mayor of the Corporation of London Robes

As a figure head of the City of London the Lord Mayor takes part in many official ceremonial occasions during their tenure, the ceremonial robes they wear are steeped in tradition.

Humphries Weaving have created silk and cotton damask in black for formal dress ceremonial robes.

Project Reference: 508

Also woven is a pure silk plain ottoman in midnight blue for ceremonial robes.

Project Reference: 1896

 

St Joseph’s Abbey, USA, Ecclesiastical Ceremonial Robes

Ecclesiastical ceremonial robes for St Joseph’s Abbey, USA.

Silk damask in blue and gold for ceremonial dress.

A second weaving was completed in 2018 in the same design, also in blue and gold.

Project Reference: 642, 3272

 

The University of London, Chancellor’s Robes

Ceremonial robes for H.R.H The Princess Royal (Princess Ann) elected Chancellor of the University of London.

Black pure silk damask for Chancellors ceremonial robes.

Project Reference: 347

 

Official Robe of Honourable Fellow Nelson Mandela, Magdalene College Cambridge

Ceremonial robes for the late Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa.

The material for the official robe was woven in scarlet pure silk ottoman and was worn by Mr Mandela whilst he was invested as an Honourable Fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge.

Project Reference: 1405

 

Canfield University, Bedfordshire, Chancellor’s Robes

Ceremonial robes for the Chancellor of Cranfield University.

Pure silk plain ottoman in Prussian blue for the Chancellors ceremonial robe.

Project Reference: 2061

 

Falmouth University, Cornwall, Chancellor’s Robes for Dawn French

Ceremonial robes for the Chancellor of Falmouth University.

In March 2015 the actress, writer and comedian Dawn French was installed as the University of Falmouth’s first Chancellor. With an infectious passion for Cornwall and education, Dawn French was keen to combine both of these interests  in her ceremonial dress, that was to be a little difference to the usual plain back robes.

She commissioned students from the Universities Textile, Fashion and Jewellery courses to design and make a ceremonial outfit that represented Cornwall. Humphries Weaving were approached to weave the Silk and Cotton tissue designed by students of Falmouth University for the the robe that included ferns and flowers native to Cornwall.

Project Reference: 2525

 

Holy Rood Guild, USA, Ecclesiastical Robes

Ecclesiastical ceremonial robes for the Holy Rood Guild, USA

Pure silk damask in green for ecclesiastical ceremonial dress.

Project Reference: 654

 

Hull University, Chancellor’s Robes

Ceremonial robes for the Chancellor of Hull University.

Deep blue pure silk damask for the Chancellors ceremonial robe.

Project Reference: 1349

 

Leeds University, Chancellor’s Robes

Ceremonial robes for the Chancellor of Leeds University.

Chancellors ceremonial dress in dark green pure silk damask.

Project Reference: 1206 / 1686

 

Milton Keynes, Open University, Chancellor’s Robes

Ceremonial robes for the Chancellor of Milton Keynes, Open University.

Pure silk damask in midnight blue for the Chancellors Ceremonial dress.

Project Reference: 1332

 

Newcastle University, Chancellor’s Robes

Ceremonial robes for European Commissioner Chris Pattern, the Chancellor of Newcastle University.

Chancellors ceremonial robes in black pure silk damask.  

Project Reference: 1594

 

Northumbria University, Chancellor’s Robes

Ceremonial robes for the Chancellor of Northumbria University.

Scarlet pure silk damask for the Chancellor’s Ceremonial Robes.

Project Reference: 1242

 

Sheffield University, Ceremonial Hood Linings

Ceremonial hood linings for Sheffield University.

Silk lustring hood linings woven in scarlet for ceremonial dress.

Project Reference: 896

 

Wales University, Ceremonial Hood Linings

Ceremonial hood linings for Wales University.

Silk lustring hood linings for ceremonial dress in deep blue and cerise.

Project Reference: 1649

 

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