Tan color

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A tan colored port

Tan is the color of the tanner tan and denotes a light red-brown. The color designation is also used for golden or mahogany shades.


It resembles the color of tan leather and is made from the bark of alder , oak and similar tree species. The dye was used, for example, to dye coarse linen . In 1786, Jeremias Friedrich Gülich wrote that 16 lots of good grapp , 4 lots of alum , 2 lots of Zihnsolution and gall apple tincture had to be used to produce this color . This is enough for 1 pound of silk.

Tan as the color of the fur

The term is used for the color of animals. The color can be labeled as tan or tan. Some breeds also from the English native is lohfarbig instead of the term synonymous Farbbebezeichnung tan common. Tan and tan stand for the same tone. A color that is lighter than tan is called Isabel color .

The term tan or short- loh is in breed standards for the coat colors of different breeds of domestic animals used. For example, the fur colors of some dog breeds are tan : Dachshund , Saluki and Otterhound . For example, in the Yorkshire Terrier and Coonhound , the tan-colored fur parts are called "tan". The colorations black and tan and blue and tan result from a color distribution controlled by the agouti locus in the homozygous presence of the recessive allele a t . The term “tan” is used for the color of the fur of certain domestic rabbit breeds , as it is directly referred to in the breed name of the tan rabbit . Further information on the color-bearing gene can be found under the Lemma Extension Locus .

Web links

Wiktionary: Tan  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. Tan. In: Jacob Grimm , Wilhelm Grimm (Hrsg.): German dictionary . tape 12 : L, M - (VI). S. Hirzel, Leipzig 1885, Sp. 1131 ( woerterbuchnetz.de ).
  2. Tan . In: Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon . 6th edition. Volume 12, Bibliographisches Institut, Leipzig / Vienna 1908, p.  664 .
  3. Gülich's complete, tried and tested practical instruction on dyeing on sheep wool, camell hair and Seyde . Stettin 1786, pp. 552 and 395 ff.
  4. Lohverband.ch
  5. ↑ Breed standard No. 86 of the FCI: Yorkshire Terrier  (PDF) In this breed, tan stands for tan.