Friday, June 5, 2009

Color of the Day - Khaki

Khaki, 1883 – an earthy or grey clay colour, now largely used to dye the uniform of soldiers. “Khaki” is the name given to a sect of Vaishnava Hindus founded by Kil, a disciple of Krishna Das. They apply ashes of cowdung to their dress and persons, hence the name of khaki given to them.
Economic Products Of India, 1883

excerpt from:
Elephant's Breath and London Smoke
edited by Deb Salisbury
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