Fashion and Textile Review
Volume 1, Issue 2. June 2019. Pages: 67 – 80
ISSN: 2665-0983 (ONLINE)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.35738/ftr.20190102.10

Authors

Cynthia Agyeiwaa Kusi
Department of Textile Design and Technology, Takoradi Technical University, Takoradi – Ghana.

Sarah Asheley Quansah
Department of Textile Design and Technology, Takoradi Technical University, Takoradi – Ghana.

Fredrick Boakye-Yiadom
Department of Sculpture Design and Technology, Takoradi Technical University, Takoradi-Ghana.

Corresponding author’s email: [email protected]

Abstract

This qualitative research examined the various components and representations of the Clerical Vestments of the Methodist Bishop responsible for the Sekondi Dioceses. The interpretivism and constructivism, which is underpinned by a subjective ontology, was the research approach adopted, and the research instruments entailed interviews, description, photography and observations. The study identified the clerical vestments of the Methodist bishop of Sekondi Dioceses and considered the value of the symbols of office to the congregation. It further discussed the fabric, colours, the philosophical symbolism, aesthetics and value of the clerical vestments and the methods of production of such regalia (cassock, cross, stole, skull cap, cincture and the clerical). The investigation revealed that most of the congregations were not aware of the value of the Vestments of the Priest. Again, the Vestments has philosophical symbolism, artistic impression, aesthetics and the religious impact on the congregation which needs to be documented and studied in order to preserve this rich religious heritage for posterity.

Keywords

Clerical Vestments; Methodist Bishop; Philosophical Symbolism; Religion; Aesthetics

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