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We absorb our name and iconography from the Roman-catholic religious context, considering that not only the birth but also the growth of Dalmática, on the market for Conservation-restoration, was established in this specific niche market: the restoration of parts and spaces of the religious field. Despite the expansion of the sort of services provided outside of this and the recent need to redesign our corporate identity, we remained faithful to its original name, icon and colour.

Dalmatic is the proper vestment of the deacon, whose name means in Greek “server”. However, service is exactly the main purpose of Dalmática, so the choice was clear from the very beginning of our company.

Concerning the election of the fish as the company’s image, it arises with obvious inspiration in relation to the symbology used by early Christians in reference to Jesus of Nazareth. The fish is the most primitive symbol of Christianity, even before the cross itself, having appeared at the time of the first Christian communities, during the persecution of Christians by the Roman Empire. It is of common-knowledge that this symbol was used by the early Christians for two main reasons:
  1. As an acronym, the fish is firstly a confession of faith. In Greek, the language in which Christianity was initially spread, the word IKTUS (fish) conglobated five initials meaning the following: Jesus Christ Son of God Saviour.
  2. On the other hand, given that the cultic dimension was not yet public, there was a need to create a way for Christians to assert themselves as well as to use a hidden symbol which would allow them to avoid persecution.

The dichotomy of colours
The first choice of the colours of Dalmática rushed out of the view of cassocks (black) and tippets (white), on which we wanted to found our understanding of Conservation-restoration. More recently, we have lightened the rigour of the black by adopting the grey as main colour.
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