The pair at left are the first and second strikes (dyeings) of cochineal over a tin mordant. At right, first and second strikes after the wool was mordanted with alum and cream of tartar.

From The creation of color in eighteenth-century Europe by Sarah Lowengard

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  • European: 1400-1800
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  • Wool yarns dyed with cochineal. The pair at left are the first and second strikes (dyeings) of cochineal over a tin mordant. At right, first and second strikes after the wool was mordanted with alum and cream of tartar.