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Hundreds of lines must be sewn and errant stitches picked out by hand and then sewn again until the result is satisfactory. Novice monks may have little familiarity with sewing, and the robe-making process represents a trial-and-error process.

20200904_dhammavaro_final_23.jpg After daily chores and the midday meal, Dhammavaro sews his three robes. The “triple set”consists of the sabong - a robe worn at the waist; the jiworn - an outer robe covering the body; and the sanghati - a double-layered robe for formal occasions. ThumbnailsDoubly-thick, the sanghati requires one to sew four layers at once in a garment sized approximately 300 x 200 centimeters.After daily chores and the midday meal, Dhammavaro sews his three robes. The “triple set”consists of the sabong - a robe worn at the waist; the jiworn - an outer robe covering the body; and the sanghati - a double-layered robe for formal occasions. ThumbnailsDoubly-thick, the sanghati requires one to sew four layers at once in a garment sized approximately 300 x 200 centimeters.After daily chores and the midday meal, Dhammavaro sews his three robes. The “triple set”consists of the sabong - a robe worn at the waist; the jiworn - an outer robe covering the body; and the sanghati - a double-layered robe for formal occasions. ThumbnailsDoubly-thick, the sanghati requires one to sew four layers at once in a garment sized approximately 300 x 200 centimeters.After daily chores and the midday meal, Dhammavaro sews his three robes. The “triple set”consists of the sabong - a robe worn at the waist; the jiworn - an outer robe covering the body; and the sanghati - a double-layered robe for formal occasions. ThumbnailsDoubly-thick, the sanghati requires one to sew four layers at once in a garment sized approximately 300 x 200 centimeters.After daily chores and the midday meal, Dhammavaro sews his three robes. The “triple set”consists of the sabong - a robe worn at the waist; the jiworn - an outer robe covering the body; and the sanghati - a double-layered robe for formal occasions. ThumbnailsDoubly-thick, the sanghati requires one to sew four layers at once in a garment sized approximately 300 x 200 centimeters.After daily chores and the midday meal, Dhammavaro sews his three robes. The “triple set”consists of the sabong - a robe worn at the waist; the jiworn - an outer robe covering the body; and the sanghati - a double-layered robe for formal occasions. ThumbnailsDoubly-thick, the sanghati requires one to sew four layers at once in a garment sized approximately 300 x 200 centimeters.After daily chores and the midday meal, Dhammavaro sews his three robes. The “triple set”consists of the sabong - a robe worn at the waist; the jiworn - an outer robe covering the body; and the sanghati - a double-layered robe for formal occasions. ThumbnailsDoubly-thick, the sanghati requires one to sew four layers at once in a garment sized approximately 300 x 200 centimeters.

Hundreds of lines must be sewn. Errant stitches must be picked out individually by hand and then sewn again until the result is satisfactory.

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