This vintage devotional scapular features a black and white printed image of Saint Katherine of Alexandria. She is the Patron Saint of single women as well as attorneys. She is rarely on a scapular, so we found this quite rare. But, it is handmade and perhaps the maker was taken with the devotions of the Saint.
Although not printed or sewn anywhere on the piece, it is believed that a scapular helps protect the soul of the wearer and it is usually accompanied by the invocation:
Whosoever dies wearing this Scapular
shall not suffer eternal fire.
Saint Katherine's picture has been protected by glass or acetate and is then framed with brown felt and hand embroidered. The backing piece is reinforced felt that has been hand sewn. Perhaps there is a devotional inside - but we did not open the scapulars to determine this. The hanging string is just that - cotton string or cord.
The brown pieces are approximately 1 inch long by 15/16 inch wide, but vary slightly as these all hand made.