To dye red

One loth of brasilwood sawdust, a loth of cinnabar ground small, boil with rainwater, also put in a lump as big as a walnut of ground alum. Boil it down by half, and dye therewith. You can also boil the brasil two or three times, as long as you add a little more cinnabar to it.

Citation Type  Fabric Dye Recipe
Citation Year 1532