The ALTAR CURTAIN (Gr. katapetasma), drawn across the Royal Gates is an authentic feature of the earliest Byzantine icon screens. Over the centuries, they have been embellished with everything from simple crosses to elaborate iconographic depictions. A focal point in the church, the altar curtain can be made of varying fabrics.
The installation of an altar curtain is in every sense a collaborative effort and thorough communication is the key to a pleasing outcome. The designs on this website are easily customized and we welcome the opportunity of working with you on a unique curtain for your altar.
If you wish to proceed with a purchase, or you want us to create something unique for your altar curtain, please submit a Product Enquiry below, providing us with details of your requirements and preliminary measurements. We will respond with answers to your questions, a measurement chart for final measurements and a quotation for the work.