... insects ... available ... I suspected, but wasn t sure. I thought I recalled reading about how a couple of ladies had gone into the Mojave and collected
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, Feb 1, 2002
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| Found my dye book. The red that was used in period was from female
| of the genus kermes. Cochineal is from the new world and not
| until the 16th century.
I suspected, but wasn't sure. I thought I recalled reading about how a
couple of ladies had gone into the Mojave and collected some off the
side of a cactus, but wasn't sure about the desert name. I did know
that if that was the case, though, it would have been available later
There is a red from a resin secreted from an insect
| that was used in India but not in Europe until the late 18th
| FYI. I feel like the dye nazi lately but I really find it
| you saw my garb you would know I am not the authenticity nazi I
eh! Neither am I, but the correction in information is still good to
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