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Beguiling Beni: Safflower Red in Japanese Fashion

Cromwell Rd, London SW7 2RL

The Japanese dye ‘beni’, made from safflower petals, produces red hues and an iridescent green. This display reveals its many uses in fashion, from heel-less shoes by Noritaka Tatehana, to textiles, cosmetics and ukiyo-e woodblock prints.