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sackcloth British & World English

A very coarse, rough fabric woven from flax or hemp

sackcloth English Thesaurus

both clergy and laity wore an extremely uncomfortable black sackcloth

sackcloth and ashes British & World English

Used with allusion to the wearing of sackcloth and having ashes sprinkled on the head as a sign of penitence or mourning (Matt 11:21)

sackcloth and ashes in sackcloth British & World English

Used with allusion to the wearing of sackcloth and having ashes sprinkled on the head as a sign of penitence or mourning (Matt 11:21)