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BOKHARA GREEN No. 339

BOKHARA GREEN No. 339

Named from the color often found in oriental rugs from the Bokhara district of Turkestan. Traditionally made by the Turkmen tribes the rugs were made almost entirely from locally obtained materials,. Using wool from the herds and vegetable dyes, or other natural dyes from the land to create the Bokhara green colour.

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CHAMPAGNE No. 385

CHAMPAGNE No. 385

Champagne, a comparatively new colour name. It was found necessary to introduce this slightly more orange colour, compared to biscuit, to the BCS Dictionary to meet the requirements of the interior decoration industries. The descriptive name was adopted following many demands for standardisation. Taken from the wine and general representation of samples submitted by textile and other colour using industries.

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CHARTREUSE GREEN No. 79

CHARTREUSE GREEN No. 79

A colour name from the liqueur standardised in 1934, the liqueur was manufactured at the Grande Chartreuse Monastery, near Grenoble (France) by Carthusian monks, from 1607 until 1901, when the monks left for Tarragona, in Spain. There are two principal types of Chartreuse sold, the one being green in colour and of very high alcoholic strength. A naturally green liqueur made from 130 herbs, plants and flowers macerated in alcohol and steeped for 8 hours. The first recorded use of Chartreuse as a colour name was in 1884.

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