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Paramentenwerkstatt Veltheim Stiftung

  • Parament making
  • Helmstedt, Germany
  • Atelier
  • Open to the public
Paramentenwerkstatt Veltheim Stiftung Parament making
Monday to Thursday 08:00 - 15:00
+49 53517585

The history of the parament workshop dates back to the Middle Ages when in 1176 the church of St. Marienberg and the convent were built for Augustinian choristers. After being abandoned for years, it was only in 1862 that paraments and the convent were revived by Domina Charlotte von Veltheim and Countess Anna von der Schulenburg. Ever since, they have been producing textiles for the church and today produce and restore church, museum and private textiles, including robes, stoles and gowns for pastors, deacons, lectors and choristers.

©Kloster St. Marienberg

Every piece is unique and made-to-measure for the different contexts. In the convent’s treasury and parament hall precious textiles are preserved and made accessible to the general public. Their most important restoration order is the famous Ottoman Tent of the State Art Collections, SKD, exhibited in the Türckische Cammer of the castle. The restoration of the silk and gilded leather tent measuring 8m x 6m from the 17th century took about six years to complete with the collaboration of 30 employees.

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