Watts & Co has a proud tradition of furnishing altars and sanctuaries with the highest quality hangings. Since the late 19th century, our company has led the way with our craftsmanship, exclusive fabrics and a unique understanding of our clients’ needs. Along with our range of vestments and altar frontals, we can supply made-to-measure dossal curtains to enhance and embellish the sanctuary.
These cloths, which hang behind the altar and derive their name from the Latin dorsalis (of or pertaining to the back), have played an important liturgical function from the earliest days of Christianity and are still in demand today. When matched with the altar frontal, the dossal curtain draws the eye and establishes the altar area as the focal point of the church. The choice of colour, whether permanent or seasonal, can do much to harmonise the interior decoration scheme.