The ultimate in quality and tradition, this purple pure silk damask traditional Stole with matching fringe features a Normandy pattern, with bold gold embroidery of IHS symbol with green vine in background. This stole conveys the rich heritage of the Christian church and presents an unmatched elegance in design. 110" standard length; 100" length is also available by special order--to order or for more information, call 1-800-672-1789.
These stoles, with apropriate patterns, are available in five liturgical colors
.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.
Purple is the liturgical color for the seasons of Advent and Lent.