Robes of the world

As buddhism spread to different regions of the world, pigments extracted from local products were used to dye the robes, producing different hues towards the maroon, brownish or plain red.
In Srilanka an orange / yellowish robe is traditionally worn by the local monks

In Srilanka an orange / yellowish robe is traditionally worn by the local monks

In Thailand and Cambodia, orange / saffron robes are most commonly worn

In Thailand and Cambodia, orange / saffron robes are most commonly worn

In Tibet and Myanmar red / maroon robes are traditionally worn

In Tibet and Myanmar red / maroon robes are traditionally worn

In Japan Buddhist Monks traditionally wear black robes

In Japan Buddhist Monks traditionally wear black robes

In Korea and China, monks wear grey / light blue robes

In Korea and China, monks wear grey / light blue robes

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