Buddhist monk’s robes have been worn for millennia, since the time of Siddhārtha Gautama. The Buddha taught that robes should be made of pure discarded cloth, trimmed and dyed with spices, tree bark or flowers. In the Western Christian church, orders such as Franciscans and Benedictines adopted loose robes cut from humble broadcloth. Today, monk’s robes around the world still symbolize simplicity and detachment from material things. Woven in linen, Monk reveres the austere beauty of monasticism, its colors culled from the traditional dyes of holy orders.