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History of Woad

 

History of Woad in Europe & Britain
 

Woad is native to the Mediterranean, originating in Turkey and the Middle East, from where it spread into Europe and has been in use as a dye plant since the Neolithic, 5 to 10,000 years ago.
 

  1. Woad balls ready for dryingWoad in Europe from Neolithic to Present
  2. Indigo replacing woad
  3. Woad in Britain from Iron Age to Present
  4. Woad Production revival
  5. History of Woad Mills
  6. Making Woad Balls
  7. Woad in other languages
  8. Woad in place names
     

 


 

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