Wool Altar Frontal
The altar frontal from the church of Holy Rood, Wool. This one is very special in that it is believed to be made from fragments of pre-Reformation vestments previously used in Bindon Abbey – one of the Roman Catholic monastic edifices struck down by Henry VIII’s commissioners during the Dissolution. The frontal’s extensive (rather brown!) material would have originally been a deep purple, but other vibrant colours are wonderfully still evident – including blue, red, and gold.