A Few Arguments on the Subject of Saffron

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Did they use saffron in 16th century Ireland or did they use a native dyestuff. Some arguments on both sides.

The Dungiven Costume — a 16thc Anglo-Irish Man’s Outfit

A farmer near Dungiven, County Derry brought into the Belfast Museum and Art Gallery a suit of clothes that he found while digging peat on his farm. The clothing found consisted of a woolen semi-circular cloak, a jacket, tartan trews, and a leather belt

To Dye a Saffron Colour

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Were the 16th century “saffron shirts” really dyed with expensive saffron? Or was it something else?