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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).  
 
cheaper fabrics (mostly).  
 
See also: [[syrian rue]]
 
See also: [[syrian rue]]

Revision as of 13:26, 10 July 2005

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). See also: syrian rue