This beautiful stole woven in silk and zari thread further justifies the above for the fact that it depicts Shiva in yogasana. Shiva, one of the important gods of the Hindu pantheon, is an ascetic, the divine hermit, who meditates seated upon the Himalayas. His matted hair, wound into a mop high upon his head, symbolizes power. A serpent wound around his neck raises its head. Shiva sits with his legs folded in, crossing at the toes. In this image of Shiva, he has his eyes open, conveying meditative peace. Standing erect on a mound is his trishul together with the drum. In the microcosm, the trident represents the three subtle arteries of the body, ida, pingala and susumna. All the rhythms of manifestation are said to have come forth from the 'damaru', the drum of Shiva.
The vacant space between each image is filled with floral stems. The horizontal and the vertical borders are exquisite and traditional.