This species is historically grown in the countries of the mediterranean. This is one of the most famous dye plants in Europe, particularly in the south of France. It is known from the ancient Egyptian (- 3000 BC), it was cultivated by the Greeks, Romans and Gauls. The first track in France dates back to the chapter of Villis (812), which advises its culture in the royal gardens. The first recipe for dyeing wool red madder is on a Babylonian tablet in the 7th century BC in the British Museum. Ancient textiles found in Egypt and dating from about 1350 BC - C. highlighted the use of madder for dyeing.
The dye is in the form of a concentratedpowder. Thispowder is the result of the extraction of pigment, so you do not have to do thisstep.
Bagof 25 grams.With this quantity you can dye 500 grams in dark colors or 2.5 kilos in lightcolors.
Exemples of colors.