Dyes and Dyeing in the Ming and Qing Dynasties in China: Preliminary Evidence Based on Primary Sources of Documented Recipes

  title={Dyes and Dyeing in the Ming and Qing Dynasties in China: Preliminary Evidence Based on Primary Sources of Documented Recipes},
  author={Jing Han and Anita Quye},
  journal={Textile History},
  pages={44 - 70}
Colour has long held a special significance in Chinese culture, especially for textiles in the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) Dynasties, the period when imperial handicrafts reached their production peak. This paper makes the first attempt to compare systematically historical Chinese records of textile dyeing to understand its practice. The paper presents research into the dyes and dyeing methods recorded in four important historical manuscripts of dye recipes from the periods of… 

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