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How did medieval monks dress?

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Medieval monks wore clothing of a simple and symbolic nature, as befitted their dedication to their religious faith. The color of a monk's clothing often identified his specific order.MonksThe Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a monk as a member of an all-male religious order housed in an isolated site called a monastery.ColorMonastic orders often distinguished themselves by the color of their habits, or outer tunics, according to The Middle Ages Website. Benedictine monks, or "Black Monks," adopted a black-wool habit, while the "White Monks" in the Cisterian or Carthusian orders wore white.Daily WearOn top of their habits, medieval monks wore a wool neckpiece called a scapula and had an attached cowl for the head. Monks also wore shoes and stockings.Extra ClothingA typical medieval monk owned two sets of clothing, wearing one while washing the other. more
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