Fabric Dyes

   Throughout history many substances have been used to color fabrics, including: Ferrous Oxide or Rust (red); Oak Galls (black); Lead Oxide (red); Walnut Shells (brown); Barberry Tree (yellow); and Cinnabar (orangish-red). There are many other substances used, these are just a few. See Mordant.

The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology. 2014.

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