Every morning starting at 6am #buddhist#monks walk through the streets of #luangprabang#laos. Residents line up outside their homes to fill their bowls with sticky rice and other offerings. The #monks are not pitied. They are revered. People making the offering are below the monk for respect and not a word is spoken.
It's finished! Painting this mural on #path400 for @livablebuckhead was so incredibly fulfilling. I not only got to paint outside for a few days (even though some of them were really cold and windy), but this and the other 4 murals on the path were sponsored by @kaiserpermanente as an uplifting way to raise mental health awareness. So proud to be a part of this project! Final size: 9ftx20ft
So much possibility packed into one seemingly small question.
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Monk's Robe Color Variation :
The robe dye is allowed to be obtained from six kinds of substances: roots and tubers, plants, bark, leaves, flowers and fruits.
They should be boiled in water for a long time to get the dun dye. Saffron and ochre (from the jackfruit's heartwood) are the most prevalent colours today.
Though there is a tendency amongst forest monks to wear ochre and city monks to wear saffron, but this is not always the rule.
In Indian, different schools wear different colored robes.
When I post about something cultural that doesn't have a specific location, I'll just tag where I am at the moment. Hi from Bali.