August 12, 2012


My deep purple blouse....

the Purple colur is considered a royal colour. Queens and Kings have been wearing the colour for centuries to indicate their status and power.

Interesting facts about purple dye:

1. The colour purple came from the Phoecians who had a monopoly of the purple cloth trade in 12th century BC

2. The puple dye used (also known as Tyrian Purple) was obtained by crushing a local sea snail (Murex Brandaris). Some people have estimated it may have taken as many as 10,000 sea snails to dye one toga.
3. Acts 16:14 - Now a certain woman named Lydia heard us. She was a seller of purple from the city of Thyatira, who worshiped God. The Lord opened her heart to heed the things spoken by Paul. [NKJV]

4.; Chinese court officials also wore purple to indicate their positions during the Tang ; Han and Qing dynasties.
"Han Dynasty" Imperial Suit (am070705wg)
5. Purple and the Romans
Roman Toga with a Purple Sash...The Toga  had a silver lining.
6. Artists and the colour purple.
Matisse's famous Purple Robe and Anemones

7. Buildings with purple lights
the sultan Abdul Samad Building is Purple at night.
  • 8. Purple Jade. The Chinese and other ancient peoples have valued purple jade for its special properties including its ability to foster creativity, promote practicality, increase body strength and encourage tolerance, wisdom and love. It may have  "a balancing and harmonizing effect, banishing negative thoughts and rejuvenating the wearer during times of stress." Because I was born under the Zodiac sign of Virgo this purple jade I was told would be a good protector.

    9. In Iban pua weaving...the dark purple colour is derived from the TARUM plant.


today many people have come to love the purple sweet potatoes. Not only are they nice to eat but they are considered on the anti cancer foods in our diet....

Emjoy a purple day!!


Ann said...

Maori sweet potato aka kumara are also purple.

What about the big TAI SHU?

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Now big tai shu..also white and yellow..purple..expensive and rare..they say it is from Japanese fan shu.

Ann said...

My Ah Kung grew lots of purple TAI SHU.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Ann..your Ah Kung ..very wise man...knew about digestion...

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