If you are a traditional Buddhist you generally wear robes. The Sankrit and Pali word foe monastic robes is civara. Wearing a civara is the first of a monk's four traditonal reqiurments. Monks are never to enter a village without wearing all three parts of their robe:
- An inner robe, from the waist to the knee
- An upper robe around the torso and the shoulders
- An outer robe used as and overgarment
Buddhist also wear mala , a bracelet that has 108 beads. The 108 beads on the mala repersents the 108 human passions that Avalokiteshvara assured when telling the beads. They also have 3 extra beads on the mala to repersent the completion of a cycle of mantras. The 3 extra bead also symbolize the Three Jewels of Buddhism: the buddha, the dharma and the sangha. The hidden string that passed through all the beads symbolized the penetrating power of the Buddhas.
A mala is usally worn as bracelets but preist generally wear them as long necklaces.