Endless Knot provides brown and black fabric.
Dai Bosatsu Style
Dai Bosatsu Zendo Style—$170
The DBZ robe has five pleats in the skirt, three pleats
in the back of skirt and two in front. The top of robe has a box pleat
in the center of the back. The front of the robe has an overlap with the
traditional Japanese kimono collar. The sleeves are wide, and sewn about
7" in the bottom hemline, which forms sleeve pockets. There is a
waistband, and two long ties to wrap around the waist.
Dai Bosatsu robes are made from a brown, lightweight
poly/cotton fabric and can also be made from fabric which you provide. The colors acceptable in this zendo are
navy, brown and grey. The amount of fabric needed depends on your height:
5½ - 6 yards if the fabric is 55 or 60 inches wide; 7½ - 8 yards if
the fabric is 45 inches wide.
Fabrics appropriate for these robes are the following:
medium weight or Poly/cotton
Wool or Linen
Mixtures of linen/rayon, cotton/rayon
so long as they are not too thick. In certain
places several layers of fabric are stitched together and this poses a
problem with heavy fabrics.
Rochester Zen Center Style—$170
Custom-fitted sitting robe in a simpler, more
Americanized version than the traditional robe. The skirt has three box
pleats in the center of the back and on both sides. The back of the
blouse does not have a pleat. The sleeves are completely open and
narrower than the DBZ style robe.
RZC robes are made from a brown, lightweight poly/cotton
fabric which was chosen by the Rochester Zen Center. You can
provide a different fabric if you wish, but the color needs to match the
fabric currently in use in Rochester.