This elegant pure silk Pastors' Vintage White Stole with embroidered IHS on Cross features a tudor rose pattern with a tremendous number of threads per square inch , giving it a richness and depth unequal to that of any other fabric. Stole is trimmed with matching fringe, lined in satin and interlined with pellon; 92" long, 4 1/2" side at each end tapering to 1 3/4" at the neck. Take a moment to look at our selection of on-line silk stoles.Care Tips. . .Dry clean only.Did you know. . .The word stole comes from the Latin stola which itself is a derivative of a Greek word which means “garment.” The stole was originally a kind of scarf that covered the shoulders and front of the body. The look of the stole evolved over time. They gradually became narrower and more ornamented with symbols.The letters "I H S" are a symbol for the name of Jesus. In the Greek, the first three letters of Jesus' name are "ihv," which in English is "ihs." It is said that many early Christians, possibly in keeping with Jewish traditions, refused to write the names 'Jesus' or 'God' in full so they used symbols or contractions instead. IHS or IHC is drawn from the first three letters of 'Jesus' in greek.White is the liturgical color for the seasons of Easter and Christmas.