The Red Dyes: Cochineal, Madder and Murex Purple: World Tour of Textile Dyeing

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This book reveals the fascinating history of how the natural red dyes came to various people and cultures centuries ago. Gosta Sandberg's narratives are filled with tension and drama. Historical events, tragic experiments, and amusing anecdotes are interspersed with well-informed descriptions of how the red dyes were developed and used on textile products of various kinds. Turkey red dyeing - the most complicated dyeing process ever invented by humans - is covered in depth. Gosta explores the fascinating history of Indian, ...

The Red Dyes: Cochineal, Madder and Murex Purple: World Tour of Textile Dyeing 1996, Sterling

ISBN-13: 9781887374170

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