New study shows people used natural dyes to color their clothing thousands of years ago

Posted by on April 17, 2019 2:28 pm
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Even thousands of years ago people wore clothing with colorful patterns made from plant and animal-based dyes. Chemists have created new analytical methods to examine textiles from China and Peru that are several thousand years old. They describe their new method that is able to reconstruct the spatial distribution of dyes, and hence the patterns, in textile samples.

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