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Cuttak Silver Natural Dyes

Cuttak Silver Natural Dyes

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Botanical Name - Onosma Hispidum
Common Name - Purging Nut
Other Name - Physic Nut, Barbados Nut
Part Used - Trees Bark & Wood
Uses - Textile Dyeing, Ayurveda-Syphilis And Leprosy

Onosma Hispidum is commonly known as Ratanjot. These are obtained from the Western Himalayas from Kashmir and Kuman. Commonly known as Ratanjot or Alkanet. Roots are the basic colour producing parts of this plant, which yields red colour for commercial of dye used for colouring foodstuff, wool, oils and for medicinal preparation too. It belongs to the Borage family.


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How to use

(A)Wet the fabric with wetting agent/soapnut(Reetha) or normal wash with water at 50 degree for 20 mins.

(B) Pre Mordant :-

Pre-treat the material with alum 6% of fabric weight at 85°C for 60 mins.

(C) Dyeing :-

Add the required amount of dye to the dye bath. PH of dye bath needs to be maintained at pH 5. If it is higher than pH, 5 add vinegar, if below pH 5, use lime or soda ash. Stir well to dissolve the dye. Add fabric to the dye bath and maintain at 95°C for 60-80 mins. We check all our natural dyes at 5% of fabric weight; you can amend the percentage as per lighter or darker shade required.

(D) Post Treatment :-

Conduct soaping of the dyed material with non-ionic detergent (0.5gpl) or ezee soap at 50°C for 30 mins.

(E)Then conduct cold wash of the material at 50°C for 20 mins or more time.

Natural Dyes Extract Discovery pack (50gms of each of all natural dyes extract powder)

This Pack includes 15 Different Natural Dyes Colours with Auxiliaries.

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Swatch Card - 35 Handmade organic cotton samples - Size 15 cm x 12 cm - Undyed/ Greige/ White

Variety of 35 swatches to help you understand the quality of fabrics.

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