MAD­DER

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Mad­der (Ru­bia tinc­to­rum) pro­duces a range of dif­fer­ent reds – blood red, brick red, or­ange red and fiery red, as well as plums to near-black. The colour de­pends on the age of the root, how much is used, the tem­per­a­ture of the dye vat and the min­eral con­tent in the soil. Fresh root pro­duces or­ange red; dried root gives a deeper red.

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