Pink (Kerria lacca) embroidery thread/weaving yarn

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Plant dyed embroidery thread/weaving yarn
  • 100% wool
  • dyed in shellac (Kerria lacca)
  • 20 m in one skein
  • very strong (dedicated weaving yarn)
Shellac is extracted from the bug Kerria lacca, native to India and Southeastern Asia. The wonderful pinks and reds from Kerria lacca were wider known in Europe since the 13th century, when this dyestuff started to be imported on a bigger scale.