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Subject: Brass coatings

Brass coatings

From: Sarah Lowengard <sarahl>
Date: Monday, December 26, 1994
Alan Hawk <nmhm [at] email__afip__osd__mil> writes

>    Dragon's Blood - Resin of Calamus Specie from a succulent growing
>    in Socotra Island (sic?) -Gulf States.
>    Red Sanders - Sandal wood.

These are both used in dyeing as well as lacquermaking.  Your colleague
in NZ could probably contact the local historic reenactment societies,
since so many of them try to recreate a version of the medieval or
renaissance worlds.  You might try putting a query in the SCA newsgroups
(if you get them)--someone is sure to know of suppliers. (, I

Testfabrics, a company which, among other things, carries supplies for art
conservators *does* have sanders wood listed on its schedule of natural
dyes.  Tom Klaas (the principal there) ordered it from a firm in
Germany.  That is:

    Mann Teppichkunst Naturfarbstoffe
    Im Dorngarten 6
    D-6719 Lautersheim
    0633 51/68 69

(Note: This is an address from 1985)

Testfabrics' telephone numbers are 908-469-6446 fax 908-469-1147.

(Disclosure statement: I work as a consultant for Testfabrics, but do
not benefit financially from sales.)

Hope this helps.

Sarah Lowengard
23 December 1994
New York City

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