52 Weeks of Color: Tyrian Purple

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Jewelry by Yummy, hair by Elikatira, dress by Chantkare all for C88. Click image for full credits. 

Royal Purple (also called Tyrian Purple or Byzantine Purple) is the deep purple pigment used for elite clothing beginning in the Roman period and illuminated manuscripts through the Middle Ages. The dye comes from several species of the carnivorous marine mollusc, the whelk
Actually, initially only the Emperor was allowed to wear Tyrian purple and there even was a expression “Assuming the purple” for when someone became Emperor.

I am looking forward to the fall, because I love purple, but it’s not a summer color for me 🙂



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