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Re: Sumptuary Laws
In a message dated 98-10-19 09:15:22 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< In period, purple dye was very rare and costly (from a sea shell???). So
few could afford it. >>
Right. The "Tyran purple" was indeed made from a sea shell. It produces a
color more like a deep red than what we would think of as purple . ..
<< Additionally, in some places and times, in period, there were sumptuary
laws restricting who could wear purple. Usually only royalty(?) >>
Right again. Such sumptuary laws did exist, but as you also say, the SCA has
no such sumptuaries, and I doubt that any kingdom does, either .
~Donal Mac Ruiseart
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