Pardon the silly question but I’m currently writing a scene and I’m trying to describe a statue in it. It’s not a statue of Mary but the figure wears the same piece of clothing/cloth Mary usually wears over her head in paintings of her but I never knew what to call it. You could say though that the person (or should I say, being) is somewhat of a Mary-like figure. :o
It’s her mantle, the long outer garment that covers her head to toe. She also wears a veil, given that she is a virgin and handmaid.
Can mantles like that come in short, somewhat hat-sized versions? Just asking. :shrug:
Yes. That is the kind Jesus wore sometimes. Everything of Mary comes from Jesus.
hmmm… and everything (human) of Jesus comes from Mary!
Most women in that part of the world wore some kind of veil, even today.
There was a time, even in 20th century America, that no grown woman left her home without a hat.
There was a time, even in 20th century America, that no grown man left his home without a hat.
Fun fact: the word mantilla literally means “litlle mantle” in Spanish.