08 July 2014

Is Turkey Red Too Red?










Back in the early 19th century, Turkey Reds, aka Adrianople Reds, were a madder based dye with Turkish origins. These patterns were only printed much later by an Alsatian who solved the problem of over printing on the intense color.

I'm way out of my comfort margin here but I love the patterns and if anything ever said, "Go to Hell," or worse, it's Turkey Red. I'm not a 100% on this but I'm thinking about it. With a black velvet dinner jacket at a New Year's party… I might. Would you?

14 comments:

Walter Denton said...

No, not really. The fabric is pretty but not anything I would ever wear.

Main Line Sportsman said...

Maybe a New Year's Eve party on Fire Island....

Anonymous said...

....Decorating my floor NewYear's morning!

tintin said...

You're an old fuddy

tintin said...

Duddy

Jg. for FatScribe said...
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brohammas said...

I would answer but I know you weren't asking me.

M.Lane said...

Um...no.

Pretty photos though.

ML

LPC said...

Yes. But am a female;)

Penny Lisk said...

No red is ever too red, but you must wear it in your soul, or it wears you.

tintin said...

Best description ever, Penny.

Giuseppe said...

If only I had such a party to attend.

tintin said...

I'll invite you to mine - Then there'll be two of us

TRVS said...

I'd notice, in a good way.