Golden Fleece liturgical vestment

One of three liturgical vestments of the Order of the Golden Fleece. Dating to the early 1400’s, there’s a whole lot of symbolism here I can’t really follow. Embroidered on linen, with metal and silk threads, pearls, glass beads and velvet.

It looks like the Golden Fleece had / has its own chaplains, who I guess wore this during their official masses and ceremonies and things.

   19 May 2023
   1/30s    f/2.8   17mm   ISO 2000
A closeup of a piece of clothing, richly embroidered, covered with images of saints