I spotted another discussion about natural dyes.  A letter in the October 13th issue of The Economist takes them to task (politely) for referring to a “saffron revolution” in Burma, when in fact the brave monks of that country dye their robes with bark, ficus, and jackfruit, to get that rich reddish brown. It’s the Thai monks that use saffron, obtaining a golden yellow. But as the astute letter-writer, Sophia Carroll, puts it, “though I suppose the “jackfruit revolution” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.”

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