Broadcloth, 90% wool/10% nylon, Madder Red, 62" wide, 18-24 oz.
Madder red comes from a dye extracted from the root of a plant and was therefore much less expensive than red obtained form Cochineal. Because of this, madder was the red of choice for British enlisted soldiers and of the poor. This madder has a redder look than the other madder reds we offer and is good for men's coats, jackets, breeches or greatcoats or women's cloaks. For example in The Virginia Gazette of 1751, "The said Runaway went off with the Wife of the Subscriber . . . She is a neat Woman in Sewing, Spinning, and knitting Stockngs, and can do almost any Manner of Taylors Work, but is oblig'd to use Spectacles when at Work. She took with her . . . a red Cloak".
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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 08 March, 2012.
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