Colors Of Roman Clothing 

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 back to the ancient Egyptians and the romans. Kermes Dye was produced by a process of drying the bodies of insects, and then fermentation.


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