Safflower was used in Antiquity in the Mediterranean regions for dying garments. These flowers give fabric a beautiful morning red or yellow hue. The flowers mainly occurred in North Africa. Plinius (XXI 53, 56) notes that the flower is well-known for its oil. ''Oleum cnecium aegyptiacum'' These flowers are found in Ancient Egyptian graves, so we know they were used much longer than in the Roman period.
This dried safflower is delivered in bundles of 60 cm. It can be used for making pigment. But you can also weave it in a garland or laurel.