Red Monograms

Why red monograms ? Because red was a very common, strong and durable dye, resistant to multiple launderings and one that could be easily seen. Before the era of chemistry the colorant widely used was “common madder,” or “rubia tinctorum.” 

monogram fl red
Red double monograms FL, France early 20th C.
red art deco monogram
Red monogram HN, France 1910
red monogram with red crown
Red embroidered count crown with monogram gothic style TM, Germany circa 1850
embroidered red monogram vu
Red embroidered monogram with amazing interlaced letter VU

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