Camels on the Silk Road made their way through mountains, dust and heat to bring this precious color to market. Madder root is an essential dyestuff loved for ages. A desert root prized for it's red in Persian, Afghanistan and Turkish rugs, the dyestuff is tended over fires in clay pots much the same way today as then. Take this Heritage to YOUR Yurt! . Scoured without chemicals, you'll enjoy knitting with our lanolin-rich naturally dyed yarn good through time.