Matka – deacon vestments
The first vestment is designed for the blissfully deceased Metropolitan of Kumanovo and Polog, Cyril. The colors and the solution of the design are following the example of the Macedonian costumes. It is the first more complex embroidery that the sisterhood has made together, hence the name – Matka. Three crosses in infinity are embedded in the embroidery, under which a small chalice is placed, following the example of the stone carving of the part of an altar pillar from the 6th century built into the monastery church. The crosses have a simple straight shape. The details in them are according to the crosses on the omophorion of the icon of St. Nicholas.
The emroidery on the vestments is in one basic color with gold component.