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Henry VIII velvet red from Armenian Crimson Carmine Dye

A velvet Cap of Maintenance from the 16th century of King Henry VIII of England was dyed with the crimson carmine dye of the Armenian cochineal bug. In antiquity, the red dye, known as Vordan Garmir was highly prized and originated from the Armenian Highlands of Eastern Asia Minor and the Mount Ararat region. Armenian tradesman exported the prized dye to Europe and beyond. 

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