The collection of textiles

The collection of textiles preserved at the Ursulines’ monastery in Quebec City is considered to be one of the oldest and richest in North America. It includes textiles and civil costumes, lace works and more importantly a unique collection of liturgical vestments, with 45 altar frontals. The most precious pieces of this ensemble, crafted between 1650 and 1820, are embroidered with gold and silver threads and display medallions made of silk thread whose subjects are drawn from the Holy Scriptures or the Lives of the Saints.