We find so many redemptive symbols in images of water in the Bible, from the chaos of the "deep" in Genesis, and the purifying flood in Noah's time, to the river images in the prophets, to the emphasis on the presence of the Trinity in Baptism in the New Testament. This stole seeks to communicate the generosity of God's grace--peace like a river, or a waterfall splashing all over those who are close enough to feel its spray; the presence of the Holy Spirit, a gift in our baptism;
the overall effect is one of fullness and cleansing mercy.
This handmade vestment, appropriate for Baptismal services features dynamic symbols of God's grace on a background of white linen. The shell with three drops underneath, the traditional symbol of baptism is centered on the back. The blue fabric is hand-dyed cotton batik and the white is a tone on tone print.
This is a scapular vestment (also called a "monostole"), which drapes down the front of the wearer, with a short V back and velcro closure on one shoulder for ease of dress (see 4th photo for view of Velcro closure).