Madder is one of the oldest dyestuff know and cloth dyed with madder root dye was found in the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun,in the ruins of pompeii,ancient Corinth as well as sites of the Indus civilization! It is most freqently used to produce turkey reds,mulberry,Orange-red,terracotta,and in combination with other dyes and dyeing procedures can yield crimson,purple,rust,browns,and near black.