This stole is of sturdy construction, with a heft to the material- not a light material at all. The embroidery is beautiful, with lots of gold lame threads that do not show up adequately in the photos. In-person, in daylight, a dignified and attractive vestment.
I ordered this stole based on the impact of my first viewing. I look for vestments that are simple, dignified, and aesthetically attractive (for example, colorful) but not gaudy and can offer a "message" to the assembly who are also viewing it. This stole met those requirements. However, when I received the stole, I realized it was more detailed than I had expected! The stole throughout has beautiful metallic gold threads woven into the body of the stole, enhancing the design itself. The material is sturdy, this is not a thin stole. It lays well on my body, and I am very pleased with this product.