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Friday, 8 April 2011

White Shadows

Here, in watered silk, is the Biretta of a Tropical Bishop, bearing his official Purple piping and tassel, and lined in Episcopal green, but with a white outer so as to deflect the sun and keep cool. We are reliably informed that they are absolute magnets for flying insects in the antipodes, which sounds quite useful or very annoying at picnics, depending upon how it is used.


  1. Is watered silk appropriate for a bishop who is not a part of the Papal Household? And today, hasn't that been revised to cardinals only? Just curious...

  2. I'm quite sure this is fantasy -- and that bishops in tropical areas wear the usual episcopal biretta with their white simars.

  3. How about a panama version for the Sunday School picnic?...