I think I've gotten lots of relevant responses. ;-) A whole lot more info than I really expected, which is always nice!
Yes, logwood was very popular, and it was one of the most important and valuable items shipped from the New World. It could be used for cloth, as well as coloring (blue/purple) armor. I'm going to try that one of these days... The most inexpensive sources for logwood dye that I have found have been fur trapping related sites.
I hadn't really thought much about dyes in relation to C&I, since you can grind up rocks for that, and it isn't quite as effective for cloth. ;-) There is some overlap, obviously.
So, when Park is more specific, perhaps i can find some resources
that are actually relevant.
Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)
the persona formerly known as Anahita
As far as I know so far, you are correct about logwood being New
World but that still places it in the 1500s. This is hearsay but
someone I was talking with said they have read about log wood being
pirated because it was so valuable. Odd thought eh?
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