This crossed Stole is made of Brocade Fabric and is fully hand embroidered with metallic gold yarn. The stole measures 54 inches long from shoulder to the hem and has a stay midway. The top of the stole is 2.5 inches and the bottom is 5 inches wide.
Stole: In the Roman Catholic Church the stole is the vestment that marks recipients of Holy Orders. It is conferred at the ordination of a deacon, by which one becomes a member of the clergy after the suppression of the tonsure and minor orders after the Second Vatican Council.
A bishop or other priest wears the stole around his neck with the ends hanging down in front, while the deacon places it over his left shoulder and ties it cross-wise at his right side, similar to a sash.. (source: www. wikipedia.org)