A cincture is a rope-like article worn as part of certain Christian liturgical vestments. The cincture encircles the body and is typically worn around the waist. There are 2 types of cinctures that are commonly used, one is a similar to a rope while the other is similar to a scarf. Both are worn tied around the waist with excess lengths hanging from the front of the wearer's body. Both types of cinctures are used in various Cristian denominations including Catholics and Anglicans. The cincture is meant as a physical reminder of the position of the wearer or a special religious season or event.
Matthew F. Sheehan carries a large selection of cinctures to choose from in rope or broad cloth styles. Our cinctures are available in a full range of liturgical colors including white, green and purple. Many of our broader cloth styles feature embroidery or other embellishments, often including crosses, wheat and other Biblical symbols. Cinctures are carefully embroidered with strict attention to detail for the best presentation and longest-lasting beauty.
In the Roman Catholic faith, rope cinctures are the more common than broad cloth varieties. The color of the cincture or of the threads running through the cincture represents the wearer's position within the church. Bishops tend to wear gold and green, cardinals wear red and gold while the Pope wears white and gold. Rope cinctures are available with your choice of knotted or tasseled ends. The end style you choose is a matter of preference. Rope cinctures are typically made with nylon or a similarly affordable material.
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