56800Re: Elizabethan era bedding
- Jan 6, 2008Some things NEVER change...
It makes sense tho, you wouldn't waste expensive or complex dying
processes on cheap or poor wearing cloth. And you might even
(personnally or culturally) choose to use the rare/expensive dyes to
accent and display your ownership of this fine wool cloth
Labhaoise(who often asks why)
> "Scarlet" originally meant a particular grade of fine wool cloth.It was
> often dyed with expensive cochineal or madder reds, so the name ofthe cloth
> gradually transferred to the color.
> Sarah Davies
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