Artifice and Elegance

Blog #6

‘Murex – The Social Narrative’

The name “Phoenician” is adapted from the Greek phoenix, meaning “purple-red”.The word murex was used by Aristotle in reference to these kinds of snails, thus making it one of the oldest classical seashell names still in use by the scientific community. This dye was used in royal robes, other kinds of special ceremonial or ritual garments, or garments indicating high rank.

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