Treasures from the sea : sea silk and shellfish purple dye in antiquity

"This interdisciplinary volume presents a collection of 17 papers which treat the current state of research on two marine resources used in ancient textile manufacture, shellfish purple dye and sea silk. Purple dye is extracted from the glands of the mollusks Hexaplex trunculus, Bolinus Brandar...

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Published: Oxford ; Philadelphia : Oxbow Books, 2017.
Physical Description: 158 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.
Series: Ancient textiles series ; 30
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