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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 12:51 PM

1. The romans made theirs from the murex sea snail

One snail gave one drop of dye. Thus: pricey.

You could find the snails by observing people we who lived near the ocean. If they had purple-stained mouths, the snails were there.

They’d dry the snails in the sun on huge racks — downwind.

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