Easter, the celebration of Christ's resurrection after his crucifixion and internment, is arguably the most important holy day in the Christian calendar.
This stole celebrates new life, but the light of new life comes out of the darkness of death. There cannot be one without the other, however we might wish it to be so.
The front is a shimmery white, while the back is a pale yellow, the pale glow of spring and early morning sunlight.
On the bottom of the stole, on the viewer’s right, is the empty tomb. There is no glistening to the fabric, no movement to the image. It is simply present. I intentionally left the image of the tomb alone, and dark.
The other side of the stole displays a tree of life. Containing the shape of the cross, the tree grows upward, with light green leaves representing the new life found in Christ’s resurrection. Beams of light burst forth, breaking the darkness of sin and despair.
This stole quietly proclaims joy, for the light of Christ breaks through the sin and darkness of the world was not only as a one-time event, but in a process of death and renewal that continues today.
This stole has a pointed collar. All my stoles may be made with either a rounded or pointed neck, but the design of the sample is the way it will be made unless I'm told otherwise.
Every stole is custom-made, and no two are exactly alike. Fabrics may not exactly match those pictured,but will be similar. If you would like pictures of the exact fabrics to be used beforehand, please send a request through a convo or buyer comments.
Please allow 2-4 weeks for your stole to be made and shipped (possibly more if you order around Christmas or Easter). If you need something sooner for a special event, send me a message and I'll let you know if it's possible. There will be a $25 charge for rush orders.
*IMPORTANT: When you order, please tell me the approximate height of the person who will wear the stole, or give a measurement from the back of the neck to where the stole should fall, so that I can make it the correct length.*
Care instructions: Machine wash cold delicate cycle. Tumble dry low/delicate or hang to dry.