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Red bud


A red dye obtained from the Caesalpinia sappan tree native to India and Sri Lanka. Sappanwood dye is also called brazilwood dye.

EEM Color

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EEM Line

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Synonyms and Related Terms

Caesalpinia sappan; red bud; suo (Jap.); brazil (Esp.); sapan; sapanwood; brazilwood; indian redwood

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Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Palmy Weigle, Ancient Dyes for Modern Weavers, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 1974
  • External source or communication Comment: R. Hofmann, "The Bühler Collection of Indonesian Dyeplants" Dyes in History and Archaeology, no. 15, Papers from the 15th annual meeting held in Manchester England, Nov. 1996
  • R.Feller, M.Curran, C.Bailie, 'Identification of Traditional Organic Colorants Employed in Japanese Prints and Determination of their Rates of Fading', Japanese Woodblock Prints, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, 1984
  • Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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