Off Topic: knots in Mary's Garments

From: Jeffrey B. Gibson (
Date: Tue Jan 25 2000 - 21:29:44 EST

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Wholly off topic question, but I wonder if anyone on the List can help
me with something that I received from a friend re: knots on the garments
of Mary in paintings of her. Is this the rosary?.
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<pre>I have a question from one of our docents.She is trying to research knots on
the garments of the Virgin Mary, (in particular) and other saints.&nbsp;
She keeps insisting that the knot holding together the garments esp.
the gown of&nbsp; Mary is of a cetain type and feels it could be symbolic
of something.&nbsp; As far as traditional art historical iconography and
symbolism, there is no mention of a particular kind of knot.&nbsp; Any
reference off hand in your mind about knots?</pre>
Off List replies please!
<br>Jeffrey B. Gibson
<br>7423 N. Sheridan Road #2A
<br>Chicago, Illinois 60626


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