Purple Felt Sheets, A4 Size, 5 per Pack
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Excellent service and excellent quality felt for very good price. Well recommended and I will certainly be buying again. A medieval depiction of the coronation of the Emperor Charlemagne in 800AD wearing royal blue. The bishops and cardinals wear Tyrian purple, and the Pope wears white.
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Porphyrogennetos". The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium. New York and Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. 1991. p.1701. ISBN 0-195-04652-8. In 1909, Harvard anthropologist Zelia Nuttall compiled an intensive comparative study on the historical production of the purple dye produced from the carnivorous murex snail, source of the royal purple dye valued higher than gold in the ancient Near East and ancient Mexico. Not only did the people of ancient Mexico use the same methods of production as the Phoenicians, they also valued murex-dyed cloth above all others, as it appeared in codices as the attire of nobility. "Nuttall noted that the Mexican murex-dyed cloth bore a "disagreeable … strong fishy smell, which appears to be as lasting as the color itself."  Likewise, the ancient Egyptian Papyrus of Anastasi laments: "The hands of the dyer reek like rotting fish..."  So pervasive was this stench that the Talmud specifically granted women the right to divorce any husband who became a dyer after marriage.  Some [ who?] speculate that the dye extracted from the Bolinus brandaris is known as argaman ( ארגמן) in Biblical Hebrew. Another dye extracted from a related sea snail, Hexaplex trunculus, produced a blue colour after light exposure which could be the one known as tekhelet ( תְּכֵלֶת), used in garments worn for ritual purposes.  Production from sea snails [ edit ] Two shells of Bolinus brandaris, the spiny dye-murex, a source of the dyeA fragment of the shroud in which the Emperor Charlemagne was buried in 814AD. It was made of gold and Tyrian purple from Constantinople. By the fourth century AD, sumptuary laws in Rome had been tightened so much that only the Roman emperor was permitted to wear Tyrian purple.  As a result, 'purple' is sometimes used as a metonym for the office (e.g. the phrase 'donned the purple' means 'became emperor'). The production of Tyrian purple was tightly controlled in the succeeding Byzantine Empire and subsidized by the imperial court, which restricted its use for the colouring of imperial silks.  Later (9thcentury), a child born to a reigning emperor was said to be porphyrogenitos, " born in the purple". 
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There's a range of other colours and patterns of this fantastic felt available, as well as self-adhesive felt sheets that will be the perfect alternative if you're using felt for papercrafts! This non-adhesive option is perfect for sewing projects, papercrafts and kids' crafts. Because of research by Benkendorff et al. (1999), the Tyrian purple precursor tyrindoleninone is being investigated as a potential antimicrobial agent with uses against multidrug-resistant bacteria. Lovely colours and excellent quality! The service was great and will definitely recommend Fabricland! Thank you so much!In 2021, archaeologists found surviving wool fibers dyed with royal purple in the Timna Valley in Israel. The find, which was dated to c. 1000 BC, constituted the first direct evidence of fabric dyed with the pigment from antiquity.  Murex purple production in North Africa [ edit ] The chemical structure of 6,6′-dibromoindigo, the main component of Tyrian purple