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56800Re: Elizabethan era bedding

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  • Labhaoise O'Beachain
    Jan 6, 2008
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      Some things NEVER change...
      LOL

      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)


      kittencat3@... wrote:
      > "Scarlet" originally meant a particular grade of fine wool cloth.
      It was
      > often dyed with expensive cochineal or madder reds, so the name of
      the cloth
      > gradually transferred to the color.
      >
      > Sarah Davies
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