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A red solid colorant produced from Madder extract that has been precipitated and oxidized. The process for making garacine was perfected in 1839 by Lagier and Thomas. Garancine had about 4 to 5 times the dyeing power of madder, but the final product was not as lightfast or wash resistant.

Synonyms and Related Terms

garancin; madder

Resources and Citations

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • F. Crace-Calvert, Dyeing and Calico Printing, Palmer & Howe, London, 1876