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Gallnut Natural Dye

Gallnut Natural Dye

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Botanical Name - Quercus Infectoria
Common Name - Oak Tree Fruit
Other Name - Manjakani, Majuphal
Part Used - Dried Fruits
Uses - Textile Dyeing,Ayurvedic Anti-Bacterial And For Wound Healing

Gallnut is a group of very special natural products characterized as the plant-insect symbiont. They are formed as the pathological excrescence on the young branches or twigs of plants as a result of the insect attack and deposition of the eggs. Gallnut has been used by both Western and Eastern cultures as a traditional medicine for various body disorders as an astringent in painful haemorrhoids and antiphlogistic for the inflammatory condition. The gallnuts are said to find extensive application in tanning, dyeing, mordanting and in the manufacture of ink. When used on its own gallnut extract produces beiges on wool, cotton, silk. With an iron after-bath, the colour changes to grey and black. This extract can also be used to sadden other colours. Gallnut extract is also very useful for the mordanting effect of tannic.

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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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