Re: Woad

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Posted by Carrie on June 12, 2002 at 23:06:20:

In reply to: Woad posted by Dave on June 12, 2002 at 15:42:37:

I remember someone telling me at a SCA event that the traditional way
to prepare Woad was to pile up your harvest in thin layers outside
and have a bunch of people pee on it, then cover with a tarp and let
it ferment for a couple weeks in the sun. The blue crusty mold is
then scraped off the leaves.
To make it into a paste to apply to the skin, you just add more pee.
When it was applied to me (at the same event) it had ammonia added to
it to make the paste, but I was not brave enough to ask if it was
fermented with real pee.

New Woad sounds much less disgusting.



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