Confessional stoles are a traditional liturgical garment worn by priests when listening to the confessions of their flock. The vestments consist of a long piece of fabric that is typically 7 to 9 feet in length and 3 to 4 inches in width. The material is designed to be worn around the back of the neck, extending around to the front of the body on top of other clothing. The ends of the piece may be linked together or they may hang independently depending on the style chosen by the wearer.
Confessional stoles are usually purple in color. They are often embroidered with a chi-rho or cross and sometimes contain other peaceful symbols such as wheat. The embroidery detail is placed in a prominent position on the stole, making it easily visible to onlookers. The reverse side of the stole may be the same color as the front or white, depending on the piece.
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