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Crimson the Religious Colour

Crimson the colour of blood significant in religion

You can find reference to a combination of red and blue crimson  in The Holy Bible . In the King James Bible the color name is mentioned five times. It is in The Old Testament. It is a common understanding that Crimson and Scarlet mean the same in The Holy Bible. The most prominent mention is in the colour of cloth Rehab hangs outside her windows as a sign for not attacking her house.

The colour is related to religion in the Elizabethan era. It was supposed to signify importance and power. It is quite evident with the extensive use of the colour in robes worn by Cardinals. In the Elizabethan era people who were allowed to wear the colour were only Royals, Nobles and Council members,as decreed by a law at that time. In Christian faith it signifies the colour of blood of christ and stands for atonement and humility.

The colour was originally made from an insect Dactylopius coccus. This insect lived on the stems of the prickly pear. The same process of drying, boiling and crushing was applied everywhere in the world. It is a shade of red and signifies love and empathy also. As it is a colour that stands out it has always been popular in fashion even  today…