|Textiles Special Collection, TX.97, TX.92 and TX.82|
A mitre is a tall folding cap, consisting of two flat, peaked parts sewn together at the sides. Two fringed lappets always hang down from the back. It is worn over the zucchetto and removed for prayer. Mitres are the reserved headdress of bishops. There are three types of mitres as shown above:
These mitres belonged to Cardinal Carter and Cardinal Ambrozic.