Since most of the list members (every list ::grin::) seem to be at
Pennsic, I'll take a stab at your question.....
I certainly don't know how it would survive bad weather or a beating
(on a shield) but they made black ink from a combination of oak
galls, water, iron salts (ferrous sulphate, iron filings or rust),
gum arabic or arrowroot. Although it doesn't look black at first, it
will darken as it sits in the air (oxidation, ya know).
Try browsing through this site http://www47.pair.com/lindo/dyelist.htm
and see if you can find what you need.
--- In sig@y..., "Wojtek Wilk" <dobrowol@i...> wrote:
> Does anyone know how to create basic tintures that
> were used for heraldry? I mean such that could survive
> bad weather and can be used both for dying and
> painting armour inside and outside..
> Most important colours I need are: black, green and
> Wojciech Wilk