Yellow – The common colors of Yellow were produced by using a cheap dye for Roman Clothing. The cheaper colors of Yellow were produced from Weld. Weld was a European plant (Reseda Iuteola) cultivated as a source of cheap Yellow dye. Advertisements
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Crimson – The color Crimson was produced by using another expensive dye for Roman Clothing. The Kermes (Crimson) Dye was obtained from the dried bodies of the female insects (Kermes Vermilo Planchon and Kermes Ilicis), where found in southern Europe on the small evergreen Kermes Oak (Quercus Coccifera). The history of the Kermes Dye dates … More Colors Of Roman Clothing
Saffron Yellow – The rich, colorfast, color of Yellow was produced by using an expensive dye used for Roman Clothing. The Yellow Saffron dye comes from the bright red stigmas of the Saffron Crocus (Crocus Sativus) which was found in areas of the Mediterranean, including Spain and Greece. The Crocus Sativus stigmas are the female … More Colors Of Roman Clothing
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Purple – The color Purple and it’s association with the Roman Emperors is due to the vast expenses of producing clothing made with such color. The color Purple was produced from an extremely expensive dye called Tyrian Purple, which originated in Tyre, in Lebanon. The Phoenicians owned the monopoly on this Purple dye, which was … More Colors Of Roman Clothing
Indigo – The color Indigo was produced by using an expensive dye. Indigo dye held colors fast, and this rich color was worn by the wealthy, and should not be confused with the color blue, which was produced by using cheap blue dye obtained from plants, such as Woad. The source was the Indigo plants … More Colors Of Roman Clothing
If you ever wondered what it meant in Ancient Rome, why certain people wore certain colors, we tackle it in this week long series. Roman Sumptuary Laws were imposed by the rulers Ancient Rome to curb the expenditure of the people. The word Sumptuary comes from the Latin word which means expenditure. Such laws applied … More Colors Of Roman Clothing
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