Altar Cloths

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P. Blashki & Sons are not only manufacturers and suppliers of high quality regalia but have been for over 160 years. We proudly offer these Altar Cloths.

Sized to fit your Altar exactly from front to back, the Altar cloths hang over the sides to a point at least ½ way to the floor.

18” (46 cm) is a typical length.

Traditionally embroidered with 4 small Crosses at each corner and one slightly larger Cross in the centre of the cloth.

Regalia is tailor-made with care to your individual measurements and manufactured by our highly qualified staff in Melbourne. In addition, we use only the finest quality fabrics available.

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Altar Cloths.

Altar Cloth General Information

Various religious groups use An altar cloth to cover an altar. The Catholic Church use it as a sign of respect towards the holiness of the altar. Because many altars are made of wood and are often ornate and unique, the cloth may then be used to protect the altar surface. In other cases, the cloth serves to beautify a rather mundane construction underneath.

Special cloths (not necessarily made of linen) cover the altar in many Christian churches both during services and celebrations, and when the altar is not in use. In the early 20th century the Roman Catholic Church considered only linen or hemp to be acceptable as material for altar cloths. The Anglican Communion had similar rules in that period.

In the Roman Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion, all of the linen cloths are white, including their decoration. Other more decorative cloths sometimes used to decorate the front and back of the altar are:

Frontal and Frontlet
  • The frontal, or Antependium, is the same size as the front of the altar. Some frontals are matchless works of art, exhibiting the finest materials and embroidery possible. Other churches opt for a plain frontal. One characteristic is shared by all frontals: they are coloured green, red, purple, blue, black, white, gold or of unbleached muslin, and are changed according to the colour of the Church year. Purple or blue for Advent; white or gold for Christmas, Easter and some Holy Days; green for Ordinary Time (after Epiphany and Pentecost); violet or purple or unbleached muslin for Lent; red for Holy Week, Pentecost and feasts of martyred saints (in some Anglican parishes there is a special crimson set for Holy Week). In this way the altar has various different frontals hung upon it throughout the year, but only one at a time.
  • The frontlet is similar to the frontal, that is the exact width of the altar, but only ten to twelve inches deep. It hangs over the frontal, and is of the same colour and material.

Additional information

Weight 1200 g
Altar Overall Length

Up to 183cm, 186cm to 229cm, 231cm to 244cm, 247cm to 274cm, 277cm to 305cm, 307cm to 335cm, 338cm to 366cm, 368cm to 412cm

Fabric Type

Polyester Linen