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Dying robes? How do you do it?


#1

Therā Gathā 17.1
Ajegucchaṃ vimuttehi,
surattaṃ arahaddhajaṃ;
Jigucchissanti kāsāvaṃ,
odātesu samucchitā.

They’ll love white clothes,
And they’ll detest the deep-dyed ochre robe,
The banner of the arahants,
Which is worn without disgust by the free.

Just out of interest as a monastic or layperson I guess too, what success / failures have you had with robe/ cloth dying? Any tips worth sharing?

It seems Kāsāva… ochre is more of a clay sandy colour, I prefer dark robes as they are more cooling to the senses.


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#2

This old thread might be of interest to you: