Campaign of the Month: August 2011
Le Ballet de l'Acier
Order of the Golden Stole
The Order of the Golden Stole is reserved for the highest ranking members of the Venetian patriciate and conferred upon those who perform a valuable service on behalf of the Republic, such as ambassadors extraordinary.
The golden stole is a gold-colored scarf draped over the shoulders and reaching to the knee; iot is embroidered with flowers. It is worn on ceremonial occasions and state functions. A habit or surcoat of taffeta or velvet, topped by a black cap, is worn at other times by members of the order.