Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Color of the Day - Tuly

Tuly, 1440 – Tuly, colowre. 6 Punicus, … 6 Tuly appears to have been a deep red colour; the term occurs in Coer de Lion, “trappys of tuely sylke,” v. 1516, supposed by Weber to be toile de soie.…1321, a chasuble is mentioned “de tule samito.”… in Sloane MS 73 {c.1460},… “to make bokerham tuly, or tuly thred, … a manner of reed colour as it were if croppe mader,”
Promptorium Parvulorum, 1865

excerpt from:
Elephant's Breath and London Smoke
edited by Deb Salisbury
Available at www.Mantua-Maker.com

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