HNW - dyes and colors

Linn Skinner skinner02 at
Mon Aug 24 16:35:44 PDT 1998

>Dyeing was a well developed craft with a strong guild by the 17c, and that
>is reflected in the wide range of colors available in the 18c.
I think another issue as to color relates to relative cost.  Some dye
ingredients were more costly than others.  I know purples were certainly
possible and available in the 16th/17th century, but I think not cost
effective as a rule.



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