Dossal Curtains

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.

Dossal curtain made in our exclusive Crevelli fabric for St Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue in New York.

  • 'Comper Van Der Weyden' silk damask in Blue

  • 'Bellini' silk damask in Blue

  • 'Gothic' silk damask in Sarum Red & Gold

  • 'Bellini' silk damask in Comper Rose

  • 'Van Der Weyden' silk brocade in Black & Gold

  • 'Bellini' silk damask in Sarum Red

How to Order

Our dossal curtains are fully bespoke and crafted to suit your church. We'll need to know the measurements and how you plan to hang the curtain. You may already know the fabric and style you'd like, but if you're unsure then our design team is on hand to guide you through our range of exclusive fabrics and trims. Get in touch to start the process.

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