The British Museum recently announced they have developed new techniques to discover how ancient Egyptians used dyes on a child's sock.
Their non-invasive techniques have established which dyes were used: madder, woad and weld. Also how people of this period used double and sequential dyeing and weaving, and twisting fibres, to make a myriad of colours.
Read more in The Guardian here: www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/oct/04/imaging-tool-unravels-secrets-of-childs-sock-from-ancient-egypt
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