Tippet / Chimere / Rochet
The tippet, rochet and chimere are all types of liturgical vestments worn by church leaders. Each piece plays a specific role in the ceremonial dress, with uses varying slightly amongst different religions. Items may be worn independently or all together depending on the style of the church, the position and preference of the wearer. Garments are available in a range of colors including fuchsia, black, white and red. The color of the garment may represent the position of the wearer or the liturgical season. When worn together, the chimere and rochet are usually matched by an arm band on the cuffs.
The clergy tippet is best described as a ceremonial scarf. Its color often corresponds to the position of the wearer. The rochet is similar in appearance to a surplice, but with narrower sleeves. The length of the garment varies depending on religion. A chimere vestment resembles a sleeveless academic gown. Matthew F. Sheehan carries a large selection of tippets, rochets and chimeres to choose from, so you'll always find the perfect piece to complement your clergy attire. Our liturgical vestments are made by respected manufacturers and are chosen for their high level of quality and craftsmanship.