Why Don't Country Flags Use The Color Purple? 1 year ago

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For centuries purple dye was worth more than gold. The dye used to produce purple fabric came from a sea snail that only lived off the shores of modern day Lebanon. Because it was so rare, purple became associated with royalty. This is the reason you don't see purple on country flags. It was just too expensive to produce.

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Sources:
http://www.tekhelet.com/pdf/steiglitz-minoan.pdf
https://www.ancient.eu/Tyrian_Purple/
http://onlygold.com/Info/Value-Your-Weight-In-Gold.asp
https://www.livescience.com/33324-purple-royal-color.html
https://www.quora.com/Which-country-flags-have-the-color-purple-in-them

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