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The dress code

Hi, I am a relatively new druid, and I was wondering- for ceremonies, should we wear the green, blue and white robes? I know what each one stands for, and in photos I've seen other druids wearing them. If we do, how much are they? Where on earth do you get them from? 🙂

2 thoughts on “The dress code

  1. Greywolf

    Hi Ryan,
    Druidical dress codes only really apply in few Druid groups these days, examples being the Welsh Gorsedd who are the ones who wear blue for a bard, green for an ovate and white for a Druid, and the Ancient Druid Order, who stick to plain white for everyone. In the BDO, our dress code is to wear whatever you feel comfortable in. I have a couple of robes and made them myself. It's not that hard and a lot cheaper than buying one. There's a basic pattern with instructions on the Servants of Light website: http://www.servantsofthelight.org/knowledge/makingrobes.html and various online suppliers of cloth. I recommend a reasonable weight woollen fabric in whatever colour appeals. If you want to go traditional, what little evidence there is suggests classical Druids may have worn white for bards, red for ovates and black for Druids (but I could be wrong)... 🙂

  2. Brochfael

    I'm entirely in agreement with Greywolf, I see the way we dress for ritual (or at any other time for that matter) as a way of making a statement about who we are and what we are doing. With a verbal statement the words and even the language are up to us to choose although they may limit the extent to which we can communicate with others. Perhaps when considering what to wear for ritual we can ask ourselves what we want to say, who we want to say it to and how we want to say it.

    Hope that Helps
    Brochfael

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