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a blue dyestuff obtained from the woad plant

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any of several herbs of the genus Isatis

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According to Canadian communications lawyer and author Peter Grant, the convention endorses a "toolkit of government measures to support cultural diversity [and] educates the woad that cultural products are different from ordinary commodities." In addition, "for the benefit of developing countries, it creates a fund to help them in producing local distinctive cultural product." Most important, Grant notes, "the convention dissuades countries from further trade liberalization in the cultural sector, and strengthens their hand in resisting pressure to do so."
By all accounts, the Britons roguishly acquired a Camelot and the peasants are now happy, eating every day, well protected, going to school, and are generally evolving from a bunch of ragtags clad in animal skins and painted with Woad (whatever that is) into a thriving community.
The extract was introduced to England in the 1570s, where it competed with the locally grown woad as a blue, purple, and black fabric dye--colors usually available only to royalty.
Until sea trade with India opened around 1500, Europeans relied mainly on the inferior yields of plants such as woad, dissolving the indigo in stale urine to make a dye solution.
Historically, indigo was naturally extracted from the woad plant.
Both in Egypt and Palestine it would have come from the woad isatis tinctoria, whereas the rest of the Arab world uses the indigofera genus, which is native to the Near and Middle East and North Africa.
Woad, the blue dye plant, has benefited from grants to research scientists, and is close to success in offering modernised growing and processing procedures that will make a blue ink for bubble jet printers.
John's Wort, woad, bay tree, catnip, parsley, weld, rosemary, madder, black-eyed Susan, rue, sage, betony, comfrey, feverfew, tansy, or hops.
Some, of which rapeseed, woad, and hops constitute a threesome in the period 1650-1750, have been tremendous successes.
Petersburg, Florida, student of Amy Rhoda Taylor of Judith Lee Johnson Studio of Dance; third place and honorable mentions to Cheryl Schoen, Macomb, Michigan, and Brandi Ferranti, Warren, Michigan, both students of Renee Woad, Metropolitan Ballet Center.
Part one has two sections on world military power and also covers the woad from the Americas to East Asia.
Strange how a dye as old as woad can find a use in today's hi- tech world.
Toulouse imported cloth from southern and eastern England in exchange for exports of the woad cultivated locally.
Cloth hangings are coloured with vegetable dyes such as madder, woad and weld.