Natural Fibers and Dyes: Frances A. Wood and George A. F. Roberts
Since the earliest written record of the use of dyestuffs in China, ca. 2600 BC, the use of plants to impart coloration to textiles has been extensively used up until, and even after, the production of synthetic colors. The emergence of the major dye plants and their trading throughout the world has been of great importance to the political, social, and economic welfare of the countries involved.