How did Romans dye their togas?

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The Romans were well aware of various fabric dyes. But, they DID NOT dye their togas. The toga was an off white woolen garment. Children, senators and the emperor could have a purple stripe along the edges, but that was all. The only variation of the toga's color was when a man was running for public office. He would then lighten and whiten his toga with powdered chalk as a symbol of his purity of intentions.
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What was an ancient Roman toga?

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What Togas did Romans wear into battle?

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Why did Romans wear togas?

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Did Roman soldiers wear a toga?

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Did child Romans wear togas?

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What colours were Romans togas?

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