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