Dear Crimson Stormfire.
Crimson Stormfire wrote:(…) is it expected that druids robes are white or can they be of the colors that call to you? (…) are the robes white for ritual practice or can they reflect our own personal druids path as mine seem to?
I have yet to see white robes made mandatory as druidic ritual robes, and I consider amenity far more important than color in terms of apparel. However, there is a tendency that druid apparel is associated with the color white, and there is a reason for this. We know very little about the ancient druids, and thus we have sought much inspiration from the few historical records we have. One of these records is found in Naturalis Historia, a book published by Pliny the Elder around 77 AD, in the period of Classic Druidry and the Roman Empire. The last chapter of volume 16, chapter 95, describes the the ritual of oak and mistletoe
, where you will find the following sentence:
Pliny the Elder wrote:Sacerdos candida veste cultus arborem scandit, falce aurea demetit, candido id excipitur sago.
According to Wikipedia this translates into: "A priest arrayed in white vestments
climbs the tree and, with a golden sickle, cuts down the mistletoe, which is caught in a white cloak." I believe that it is entirely from this description that we have come to associate druids with white robes, golden sickles and mistletoe. This accociation was present in the beginning of the period of Revival Druidry, as shown in this painting by Armand Laroche (1826-1903).
A more recent and wider known example is Getafix, the druid character from the comic books of Asterix, made by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo in 1959. You don't see mistletoe on the picture, but throughout the stories it is the most prominent ingredient in his reknowned strength-enhancing magic potion.
My ritual robes are white, but I do not believe it makes me a better druid than those who use different colors. From what I read it sounds like your colors are black and royal purple. Druid is as druid does.