Tyrian Purple- Pigments- Merino, Sari Silk, Mulberry Silk & Llama. 100g

Soft, shiny, with lots of beautiful texture from the Sari Silk. 

Th most prized roman colour, made from two varieties of shellfish native to the Mediterranean. Each individual only produces a drop of dye, and it took around 250,000 to make a single ounce. Nowadays it's very easy to identify the places where dyeing took place as the coastline due to the huge piles of shells. Eventually cloth dyed with Tyrian purple was worth its weight in gold. By the 4th century AD only the emperor was allowed to wear the colour. The secret of Tyrian purple was completely lost with the fall of Constantinople in 1453, and their secret wasn't rediscovered until 1856. 


Colour Description- Magenta Purple with streaks of pink and brown.

This range of fibres will use the same fibre composition, and the collection will rotate through different colours and collections over time. Some colours will be restocked, and others may be temporary to allow space for other colours. Even if a colour is restocked the nature of the sari silk means it's unlikely that the next batch will be the same "dye lot". If consistency is going to be vital for your project please bear this in mind.


12.5% Llama,
12.5% Sari Silk,
12.5% Mulberry Silk,
62.5% Merino


Hand wash only. 

All these fibres, with the exception of the recycled sari silk have been professionally dyed to Okeo-Tex 100 certification. Sari silk can sometimes be prone to colour bleeding, caution is advised on the first wash. 

£9.00 GBP

Including VAT: £9.00 GBP

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