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February 6, 2019
Rabbi Eytan Yehudah Dzikowski
Where did the "Tolaat/Crimson" come from?
וּתְכֵ֧לֶת וְאַרְגָּמָ֛ן וְתוֹלַ֥עַת שָׁנִ֖י וְשֵׁ֥שׁ וְעִזִּֽים׃
Turquoise, purple, and crimson yarns, fine linen, goats’ hair;
“Tolaat/Crimson” was obtained from a non-bearing fruit tree, which grew little pods like lentils.
Each pod contained about 100 worms full of blood. The worms were pressed and would produce a juice similar to the color of dark mulberries.
After this juice dried, it would be soaked in water and then become red like blood, aka, crimson.
According to some sources, there were 2 species of crimson worms. One was called Grana and the other was called Kermes.
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