Trojan Madder Powder
Trojan Madder Powder
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Trojan Madder Powder

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This one is collected in the Aegean region of Turkey by locals. It has a much darker color than the other one in my listing. This is a limited product. Once it finished you can't find exactly the same one.

Name: Madder, Turkey Red
Scientific Name: Rubia Tinctorum L.
Obtained Colors: Purple, Dark Red, Apricot Color, Bright Red
Contained Dyestuff: Alizarin, Pseudopurpurin
Contain: Ruberthyrin acid

Madder Powder | Rose Madder | Turkey Red | Alizarin | Rubian | Ruberythric acid


Its homeland is the Mediterranean region. It is also grown a lot in the Western and Central Anatolian regions. The paint prepared with Alizarin and Parparin materials obtained from the roots of the species is known in the world as Turkish red, Rubia Tinctorum. It is known to be the first plant used in yarn dyeing.

It is a plant that grows on perennial and fertile soil with rhizostome 1 to 2 meters tall. The plant, which grows in the summer, has pale yellow flowers. In winter, the flowers of the plant are poured, but in spring they reopen. Its leaves are 4 to 6 pieces, circular from the same knuckle. The most likely homeland of foot boat is Anatolia. But it seems to have spread naturally to the Caucasus, Iran, Central West Asia, and the Himalayas. The most important dye plant for red color, the root boot has been cultivated for centuries. This plant was brought to North Africa and Europe, and even by the British and Portuguese, to India and cultivated. Although the root dye has been cultivated for a long time, new varieties have not been developed. There is no difference between the grown root and wild-grown roots.

Uses:

It has been used since ancient times as a vegetable red dye for leather, wool, cotton, and silk. For dye production, the roots are harvested after two years. The outer red layer gives the common variety of the dye, the inner yellow layer of the refined variety. The dye is fixed to the cloth with the help of a mordant, most commonly alum. Madder can be fermented for dyeing as well (Fleurs de Garance). In France, the remains were used to produce a spirit.