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sackcloth

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sackcloth/ˈsækˌklɑːθ/noun
sackcloth
/ˈsækˌklɑːθ/
noun
Learner's definition of SACKCLOTH  
[noncount]
: rough cloth that is used for making sacks

sackcloth and ashes

◊ To don/wear sackcloth and ashes means to publicly express or show sorrow or regret for having done something wrong.
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