What is a Mantilla?
A Mantilla is a veil that is traditionally made with pieces of black or white lace that are draped over a woman’s head when attending Mass.
At Catholic wedding ceremonies, this is a popular choice for the bride’s cape-like draping to cover her shoulders.
- Traditionally the mantilla is used during the consecration portion of the Catholic ceremonial mass.
- The couple kneels and the mantilla is draped over the shoulders of the groom and the head of the bride until they rise for the “Our Father” prayer.
- Some Mantilla’s will come with an attached comb, but traditionally, it’s worn over a large decorated high comb.
- The comb keeps the veil in place throughout the ceremony.
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