During this process the water becomes of a deep urple claret colour, and forms the substance known as lac-dye. ... The melted lac is squeezed out of the bags upon the floor, and is then stretched into thin sheets. ... The cultivation and collection of lac was, and is still, almost entirely in the hands of the aboriginal races dwelling in the poorer parts of the country, and the methods of propagation andanbsp;...
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