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Several dense red [[dyes]] were used in [[period]], including [[madder]], and [[brazilwood]]. With [[madder]] [[dyebath]]s, the same pot of coloured [[water]] would be used until it was nearly colourless. Thus the first few [[fabric]]s dyed would be a brilliant dark red, and the last few a pale pink colour. As such, dark/dense reds were for the richer people (or at least the more expensive clothes of the poor), while pink was a colour for
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Several dense red [[dye]]s were used in [[period]], including [[madder]], and [[brazilwood]]. With [[madder]] [[dyebath]]s, the same pot of coloured [[water]] would be used until it was nearly colourless. Thus the first few [[fabric]]s dyed would be a brilliant dark red, and the last few a pale pink colour. As such, dark/dense reds were for the richer people (or at least the more expensive clothes of the poor), while pink was a colour for
cheaper fabrics (mostly).  
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cheaper fabrics (mostly).
See also: [[syrian rue]]
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==Internal Links==
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''See also:''
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* [[syrian rue]]
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==Sources of [[period]] recipes for red dyes==
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* [http://www.elizabethancostume.net/dyes/profitable.html A Profitable Booke], 1586
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[[category:dyes]]
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[[category:colour]]

Latest revision as of 12:53, 11 September 2007

Several dense red dyes were used in period, including madder, and brazilwood. With madder dyebaths, the same pot of coloured water would be used until it was nearly colourless. Thus the first few fabrics dyed would be a brilliant dark red, and the last few a pale pink colour. As such, dark/dense reds were for the richer people (or at least the more expensive clothes of the poor), while pink was a colour for cheaper fabrics (mostly).

Internal Links

See also:

Sources of period recipes for red dyes