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Stole of the Amyrlin Seat

Tamra Ospenya wearing the Stole of the Amyrlin Seat

The Stole of the Amyrlin Seat is one of the symbolic items of regalia worn by the Amyrlin Seat. It is a long strip of silk, about "a hand wide" that the Amyrlin wears over her dress, that traditionally contains seven bands of color, one for each Ajah. Robert Jordan has confirmed the order of these colors:

These colors are also repeated on the hems of the dresses of Accepted in the White Tower.

The size of the stole is a mystery. It is generally thought of as wide, especially since the stole of the Keeper of the Chronicles is frequently referred to as narrow. Egwene al'Vere can store the stole in her belt pouch.[1] Elaida do Avriny a'Roihan's stole is "wide enough to cover her shoulders."[2] Perhaps, like the width of the Keeper's stole, the width of the Amyrlin's is based at least partly on personal preference.

Egwene in TAR

Egwene al'Vere in Tel'aran'rhiod, by Liz Stepanoff

VariantsEdit

Following the White Tower Schism on Amadaine 16, 999 NE, Elaida wears a stole with only six colors, with no blue stripe. During the schism the "rebel" Amyrlin's stole maintained all seven colors, even though there were no members of the Red Ajah among the rebel faction.

NotesEdit

  1. Knife of Dreams, Prologue
  2. Knife of Dreams, Chapter 25

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