The Chapel Royal "Cloths of Heaven". 1996







  The refurbishment of the Chapel Royal
  was well advanced when Malcolm Lochhead
  was commissioned by Historic Scotland to design
  altar cloths for it. The large room was completely
  filled with scaffolding so the design had to be created
  using photographs of the sixteenth century frieze painted
  by Valentine Jenkin as a reference. The chapel was originally
  dedicate to the Virgin Mary and Saint Michael.

  The altar would have originally have been dressed with a white cloth and
  other cloths would have been used seasonally. There are four cloths in total
  and their design is inspired by W.B. Yeats's poem "The Cloths of Heaven"